Irish Government approves plans for new MetroLink rail project

The Minister for Transport in Ireland, Eamon Ryan, has secured agreement from Cabinet to move forward with the transformative MetroLink rail project. MetroLink is a transformative piece of new public transport infrastructure, the first of its kind in Ireland. It will consist of a fully segregated railway, most of which will be underground, running from […]

Case study: Cardiff Council Carbon Neutral Milepave™ Scheme

Miles Macadam recently delivered its first carbon neutral surfacing scheme in South Wales, in collaboration with Cardiff Council. In 2021, the Council released ‘The One Planet Cardiff Strategy’ declaring their plan to make Cardiff a Carbon Neutral city by 2030. Miles Macadam worked closely with their Highways Team during the planning stages to look for […]

Balfour Beatty rolls out automated cone laying machines

Balfour Beatty has become the first construction company in the UK to roll out Automated Cone Laying Machines, a new pioneering technology to reduce the risks associated with cone laying activities across its Highways operations. Whilst cone laying remains essential to delineate traffic during maintenance works, it also poses one of the biggest risks facing […]

London’s ULEZ expansion to cost £200m

It’s been revealed that expanding the ultra-low emission zone across Greater London will cost around £200 million. London’s Evening Standard has discovered the scale of the cost is mainly to fund hundreds of enforcement cameras to ensure motorists pay the £12.50-a-day levy. It excludes the cost of a scrappage scheme and comes on top of […]

Local Kent Council remains “steadfastly” opposed to Lower Thames Crossing

Gravesham Borough Council in northern Kent has reiterated its opposition in principal to a Lower Thames Crossing to the east of Gravesend and called for greater clarity on the expected cumulative impact of the incremental changes to the proposals over the years. In its response to National Highways’ Design Refinement Consultation, the sixth consultation into […]

Welsh Government gives green light for 20mph legislation

Legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph has been approved by the the Welsh Parliament, the Senedd. Wales becomes the first UK nation to make the move which is aimed at helping to save lives, develop safer communities, improve the quality of life […]

Consultation underway for Leeds Outer Ring Road proposals

Leeds City Council is asking for people’s thoughts on proposed improvements to the A6120 Outer Ring Road. The plans, which form part of Connecting West Leeds phase two, follow on from a consultation on Connecting West Leeds phase one, which was carried out in November and December 2021 on improvements to the Fink Hill junction, […]


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