Prime Minister Truss ‘must hit the ground running’, says CECA

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has welcomed the formation of a new UK Government under incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss but said that her administration must hit the ground running to deal the threat of a looming recession. Commenting, CECA Director of Operations Marie-Claude Hemming said: “We welcome Prime Minister Truss to her new […]

Travel improvements in Clevedon, North Somerset to continue

The second stage of a scheme to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists in Clevedon, West Sussex begins in October. Work to The Beach will complement improvements already made to the Hill Road area of town, which will be finished off from this week. The scheme is part of the eagerly anticipated Pier to Pier […]

West Sussex striding towards longest coastal path in the world

Work starts soon in West Sussex on part of a new coastal path which, when completed, will be the longest coastal trail in the world, according to West Sussex County Council. The England Coast Path is being developed by Natural England, in partnership with local access authorities, including West Sussex County Council. The 2,795-mile route is […]

New footbridge leads next step of restoration at Lower Otter

A new footbridge has marked the next phase of the Lower Otter Restoration Project in Devon. Significant progress has been made on preparing and consolidating the new raised and flood-free route of South Farm Road ready for construction, the building of a road bridge under which tidal waters will flow, and the lowering of Big […]

Telent appoints new Chairman

Technology and network services company Telent has announced the appointment of Paul Lester CBE as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the company. Mr Lester joined the Board as of Friday 2 September 2022, succeeding David Naylor-Leyland who is stepping down as Chairman after 12 years in the position. He will continue to be a […]

Lincolnshire County Council to consider increasing the value of its highway contracts to help support small contractors as inflation bites

Significant increases in inflation could add almost £1 million alone to the cost of Lincolnshire County Council’s highway maintenance work. A council report said that the authority will consider increasing the value of its highway contracts so that suppliers can cover rising costs. Its supply chain, which includes small contractors, are under ‘real pressure’, according […]

Three temporary roads schemes in London to be made permanent

Transport for London has announced that it will be making three cycling schemes introduced during the pandemic permanent.    During the pandemic, TfL worked with councils with the aim of making it easier for people to walk and cycle safely across the capital. The schemes saw the creation of new sections of cycle lanes and bus […]

EV sales continue to grow as diesels lose popularity

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has released its latest statistics of UK new car registrations for August which show EV sales are up 34% year-on-year. However the number of diesels bought fell 12% in the same period. Overall the UK new car market rose by 1.2% in August. The growth, albeit marginal, is […]

Valerann teams up with Openvia Mobility to deliver asset and traffic management solution

Openvia, the technology division of a global roadway operator Globalvia, has announced it is working with ITS provider Valerann to deliver a new advanced technology services platform for road traffic and asset management operations. The companies say this new offering offers road operators support in addressing their short- and long-term operational challenges, and that by […]

ITS (UK) launches Early Careers poster competition

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK) is launching a new competition to freshen up its engagement with those at the beginning of their careers. After many years of the student and apprentice essay competitions, its now running a poster competition aiming to bring out the creative expression among our students and apprentices […]


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