National Highways publishes Annual Report

National Highways has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22, Efficiency Report 2021-22, and the Delivery Plan Update for 2022-23. The publications are available here.  The Annual Report and Accounts outlines its progress towards achieving key performance indicators for the second road period, in the second year of this road period. This highlights National Highways’ strategic performance, including its progress […]

LCRIG’s inaugural Innovation Festival hailed a success

More than 450 people from local and national government, technology companies, associations, contractors, consultants and academia attended the Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s (LCRIG) inaugural Innovation Festival last week. This summer’s Innovation Festival, which took place at Newark Showground from 6-7 July, was a first of its kind for the highways sector. The new event […]

World-first platooning trial finds technology is safe

A multi-year trial to ascertain the effectiveness of platooning technology on the UK road network has drawn its conclusions, and found that the technology could be safely used. The HelmUK trial of platooning across the strategic road network – the first realistic platooning trial to have taken place on a live road network globally– saw […]

National Highways asks supply chain to confirm anti-fraud policies as concern mounts

National Highways has asked his contractors to provide details of their anti-fraud and corruption policies after on-going concern about potential problems on major roads projects. In a letter to contractors National Highway, has given Tier 1 contractors 14 days to provide copies of their current economic crime policies and associated supporting documents as well as […]

Electric motorbikes the next milestone in transport decarbonisation race

Electric motorbikes and mopeds will soon become the norm on UK roads as the government today (14 July 2022) sets out a range of measures to mark a year of success since the Transport Decarbonisation Plan was introduced. The plan set out the UK’s world-leading ‘greenprint’ to create cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs […]

Darlington to spend £1m on road improvements to support expansion on pavement cafe business

Almost £1m is to be spent on road improvements in Darlington to support the expansion of “pavement café culture” and businesses in the area. The proposals are aimed at moving away from “the declining, traditional retail space”, a council report said. The council approved the plans for Coniscliffe Road, which its hoped will spark economic growth in […]

Keltbray expands Highways Division with new Nottinghamshire office

Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces the opening of a brand new Nottinghamshire office for its Highways Division. Last year Keltbray secured its first major Highways contract with the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross Scheme for the Costain Jacobs joint venture on behalf of National Highways. Keltbray then further expanded the Highways […]

Long-term London transport funding deal “essential” – TfL

The Government has approved another interim funding deal with Transport for London to keep the capital’s network running for another two weeks. But TfL says that these short-term deals are harming London’s recovery and a long-term deal is necessary. A spokesperson said: “We continue to discuss our funding requirements with the Government. There is no […]

EV test drive programme launched by Gridserve

Charging Infrastructure firm Gridserve has launched a new electric vehicle test drive programme with motorists able to take out the latest cars from its Electric Forecourts in Braintree and Norwich. reports drivers will be able to experience the best electric vehicles from multiple brands, get impartial advice, find out more about charging solutions and […]

Michelin buys road infrastructure computer vision start-up

Michelin has announced the acquisition of RoadBotics, an American company specialising in road infrastructure images analysis. Founded in 2016, RoadBotics leverages artificial intelligence to analyse visual data collected on roads by cameras (mainly smartphones). Michelin says that, thanks to RoadBotics’ computer vision know-how, the images are transformed into actionable insights which helps road managers to […]


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