Fast-track planning route to speed up major infrastructure projects

Major infrastructure projects such road improvements and offshore wind farms will be delivered more quickly through a new fast-track planning route, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up Greg Clark announced today (30 August). New powers will mean shorter deadlines can be set for examinations of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects – speeding up decisions and […]

Unesco urges push for alternative to current Stonehenge Tunnel plans

World heritage organisation Unesco has called for various alternative options for the Stonehenge Tunnel route to be considered before the project is given the go ahead. The report was submitted by Unesco to transport secretary Grant Shapps to be considered as part of the process to look again at the development consent order (DCO) application. […]

Charity says driverless technology needs awareness

UK’s independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has highlighted the need to ensure that the government, and car makers, prioritise training for drivers in its evidence to a House of Commons Transport Committee Inquiry. Research conducted by IAM RoadSmart shows that there could be an over-reliance on self-driving technology, particularly when control is switched between […]

Shell’s Bitumen CarbonSink used in France for first time to help decarbonise construction

Shell Bitumen CarbonSink, Shell’s new bio-component binder that locks carbon within roads instead of releasing it back into the atmosphere, has been used in France for the first time. Karp-Kneip Constructions led the project, where 20 tonnes of Shell Bitumen CarbonSink was used in the construction of a car park at Brumath Enrobés’s asphalt production […]

Marlborough Highways Plants 5,000 Trees in the London Borough of Hackney

Marlborough Highways is delighted to announce that it has reached its target of planting 5,000 new street trees in the London Borough of Hackney. The initiative is one of the largest schemes of its type in the country and forms part of Hackney Council’s ongoing commitment to making the north London borough a greener and […]

<strong>Two new traffic controllers added to Yunex Traffic’s innovative Plus+ range</strong>

Yunex Traffic has added two new solutions to its proven Plus+ range, with the ST950S and ST950SP traffic controllers having been developed specifically for small intersections and pedestrian crossings.. The ST950S (Small) and ST950SP (Small Pedestrian) controllers are both housed in a new smaller cabinet, which uses the same in-cabinet equipment as the standard Plus+ system […]

Sustainable Transport Midlands launches consultation on its vision for 2050

Transport services in the Midlands could change after Sustainable Transport Midlands launches a consultation regarding its transport vision for 2050. Private e-scooter legalisations, the electrification of buses, active travel, and inclusive, accessible fares are just a few things the company hopes to launch. The organisation has split its Vision into seven policy groups, two of […]

Scottish Government gives £25m for Rest and Be Thankful

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth has welcomed a major milestone of Scottish Government investment in securing a long term solution to the Rest and Be Thankful road.  Transport Scotland has announced the intention to appoint Atkins WSP Joint Venture to progress design and development work for the route through Glen Croe. The contract represents £25m of […]


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