Gaist and Aisin partner to make Vision Zero a reality

In this article, John Cartledge, Global Development Manager at Gaist, explores the history of road deaths and the latest partnership Gaist has formed to make the ambition to eliminate all traffic fatalities a reality. With the introduction of the Highway Code in 1931, the concept of road safety was first linked with the road user. […]

East Leeds Orbital Route fully opened

The East Leeds Orbital Route, the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by Leeds City Council for fifty years, since the completion of the Leeds Inner Ring Road, has now been fully completed and is open to traffic. This new route will become the new outer ring road in northeast Leeds and is expected to ease congestion […]

Restoration work at historic Grade II Listed bridge progresses

An eight-month project to restore a Staffordshire Grade II Listed road bridge reaches its next phase in September. Chetwynd Bridge near Alrewas is 200 years old and its ironwork structure has started to deteriorate. A carefully planned restoration is now under way. A structural assessment found that an 18-tonne weight restriction needs to be placed […]

More potholes to be tackled in Shropshire in September

Shropshire Council’s three Multihog road planer machines will be tackling more potholes and other defects on roads across Shropshire next month. The Multevo Multihog planes off the road surface to enable a squared-off hole to be filled by a following gang. It’s quicker than having to saw-cut and break-out the defective road by hand – […]

National Highways enhances safety on M1 and M6 smart motorways

A review of incidents on the M1 and M6 has led to a range of safety measures being undertaken by National Highways, including a promise of stopped vehicle detection being installed by the end of the month. In March 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport published the Smart motorway evidence stocktake and action plan. The […]

Rennicks adds weather sensors to its portfolio

The highways technology and services company Rennicks is bringing Internet of Things road weather stations to the UK market. It says authorities will benefit from the new co-operation with Klimator by having easy access to solutions for cost-effective weather stations. Rennicks explains these weather stations will supplement the existing measuring equipment and will create a […]

Former Apple worker admits stealing driverless secrets

A former Apple engineer has pleaded guilty to stealing hardware and schematics for the company’s autonomous car project. IOT Tech World reports Xiaolang Zhang was arrested at San Jose International Airport back in 2018 while attempting to catch a last-minute flight to China. He was accused of stealing circuit boards and a Linux server from […]

Skanska wins A46 Newark Bypass contract

National Highways has awarded Skanska the contract to upgrade a 6.6km stretch of the A46 Newark Bypass in the Midlands, including the construction of new bridge over the A1. The project will deliver a dual carriageway A46 Bypass, providing two lanes in each direction, between the Farndon and Winthorpe junctions. Skanska will now begin design […]

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund documents historic Roadside Rests

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has been documenting the over 70 Roadside Rests the Fund has created over a period of nearly 65 years. The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund was founded by William Rees Jeffreys (1872-1954), the first Secretary of the Road Board, the precursor of the Department for Transport. William Rees Jeffrey was a […]

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