Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded two development contracts in Hong Kong

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has secured two significant development projects with a combined value of HK $6.1 billion (c. £635 million) for two new government buildings and five residential towers, located in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Gammon will be responsible for the design and construction the Kwun Tong […]

SRL launches technical and innovation centre

SRL, has launched a Technical and Innovation Centre, in an investment designed to promote the ongoing development of leading-edge equipment for the trafficmmanagement, construction, utilities and events sectors. The 6,000 sq ft Nottingham facility will accommodate and unite SRL’s technical and compliance team, providing dedicated facilities to support not only the design of new systems, […]

Roundabout upgrades in £30m Hull transport bid to fix Hull traffic problems

A series of roundabout upgrades and a new park and ride facility in Hull are at the heart of a new £30m transport bid. Full details of the bid being drawn up by Hull City Council have yet to be released. However, it is known that any grant successfully secured from the next round of the government’s […]

East Riding of Yorkshire Council to use cooler asphalt to help reduce CO2

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will use low temperature asphalt to repair a village road to reduce the works’ carbon footprint. The council said using the cooler asphalt reduces the amount of energy needed to manufacture the material and allows roads to be reopened more quickly than hot asphalt, reports the BBC. Councillor Chris Matthews, […]

Monmouthshire’s plans for Active Travel following Welsh Government funding

Monmouthshire County Council has received Welsh Government Active Travel funding of £3.4m for the financial year 22/23 with the aim of reducing everyday car journeys, and making walking, cycling and wheeling the easiest option. Monmouthshire’s Active Travel strategic focus is on journeys shorter than 3.0 miles to education, employment, shopping, health destinations, bus and rail […]

TfL to begin using new enforcement powers to fine drivers in cycle lanes

Transport for London will begin issuing fines to vehicles that drive within, or cross, the white lines of cycle lanes that are marked by a solid white line and cycle tracks on TfL’s Road Network from today (Monday 27 June). It says cycle lanes play a vital role in keeping people cycling separated from most […]

£4.56m surface dressing programme completed in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Team working with Kiely Bros’ Ltd, are completing £4.56 million worth of surface dressing improvements throughout the county. Teams have carried out 82 individual projects since April, surfacing around 120 miles of road, equivalent to a 900,000 square metres of surface, or 126 football pitches. The Council says almost all the […]

A66 upgrade comes a step closer

A billion pound upgrade of one of Cumbria’s busiest roads has moved a step closer. ITV reports that plans are being developed to fully dual the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner, and National Highways has now submitted a development application to the Planning Inspectorate. An examination is expected to start in the autumn and […]

Scottish Local Authorities get power to run bus services

The Scottish Government is now giving local authorities the powers to run their own bus services. Section 34 of the Transport (Scotland) Act essentially gives local transport authorities power to run local bus services in any way they see fit within the wider context of their obligations, which were previously prohibited from doing under the […]


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