A4440 Southern Link Road opens

The final stage of the works enabling the A4440 Southern Link Road to open between the Ketch and Powick roundabouts is now complete, according to Worcestershire County Council. The section of the road is now dualled and the slip roads on to Carrington Bridge from the Kempsey direction and towards Malvern from the Powick roundabout […]

Dudley Council gets more than £4.5 million from government to improve roads

Dudley Council has said it has received almost £4.5 million in government funding to improve borough roads. It means £10 million will be spent in total this year on highways, with the latest works this week seeing improvements to Stourbridge Ring Road. The £4.49m for highways maintenance has come via West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) […]

<strong>XAIS helps Nottingham City Council Secure £18m funding</strong>

XAIS Asset Management’s skilled team and powerful XA© software both played an important role in helping Nottingham City Council secure a significant grant from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, according to the company. Nottingham City Council secured £18 million through the fund in October 2021, for a package of measures that will improve the condition […]

Vital A38 upgrades to support thousands of new homes and jobs in Worcestershire

People in Worcestershire are set to benefit from more than £43 million of government funding for A38 upgrades to tackle congestion, improve local journeys, and support thousands of new jobs and homes. The project will generate more than £93 million in economic benefits for local communities in the Midlands, with the improvements directly supporting 1,100 […]

North Glasgow canal path reopens after completion of new Stockingfield Bridge

A section of the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in North Glasgow will reopen today ahead of the completion of the new Stockingfield Bridge. The 500m stretch of canal path from Stockingfield Junction to Ruchill Street has been closed for the past two years to allow construction of the iconic new active travel bridge – which is on schedule […]

AA President tells how high-tech hackers got to steal his wife’s car

The president of the AA has told how he keeps his keyless car fob inside a metal box in his microwave oven, after hackers stole his wife’s Lexus. Edmund King told the Telegraph the lengths he has gone to to prevent thieves intercepting the key’s signal and stealing his car by placing it in a […]

Shapps plans tougher punishments for dangerous cyclists

Cyclists whose reckless behaviour kills pedestrians face tougher jail sentences under plans by the Transport Secretary. The Mail reports Grant Shapps wants to close what’s described as an “archaic” legal hole which means riders who kill pedestrians can be jailed for a maximum of only two years. It says Mr Shapps wants reckless cyclists to […]

Croydon Council opposes ULEZ expansion

Croydon Council in south London has announced it has “clear concerns” around Transport for London’s proposed expansion of ULEZ to outer London, saying it would have a “disproportionate impact” on communities and residents. The council’s response to TfL’s consultation on proposals to expand ULEZ to Croydon by Autumn 2023, outlines what it says are the […]

Leeds City Square preliminary highway works to begin

It’s been announced preliminary works to transform Leeds City Square into what the council calls “a more people-first environment” will begin next month. The traffic management works will divert all through-traffic away from City Square, ahead of its permanent closure to traffic in February 2023 – helping to create what’s aimed to be “a world-class […]

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