Doncaster Council looking for contractors for £155m highways construction work

Doncaster Council is looking to appoint contractors for highways construction work worth £155m. The contract is split into five lots with all lots due to start on 7 November and be in place for five years, reports New Civil Engineer. Lot 1 is for minor highway construction schemes and associated works, lots 2 and 3 […]

RideLondon brings funding to inspire active travel activity in Essex

The London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) has provided a grant of £1 million to inspire active travel activity in Essex, according to Epping Forest Council. The grant looks to expand the Find Your Active small grants programme, scale up Essex Pedal Power, and increase active travel opportunities in our schools and communities. The RideLondon-Essex cycling […]

Kent treats road surface equivalent to half of Monaco

Road engineers have successfully treated enough roads in Kent to cover half the size of Monaco. Kent County Council (KCC) has completed its road surface preservation programme, which runs between March and September 15th, and is aimed at preserving road surfaces. The programme of works costs £11 million and has seen 24 kms of rural […]

Updated approach to highway maintenance and asset management adopted in Oxfordshire

An updated approach to highway maintenance and asset management will lead to a greater focus on improvements to footways, cycleways and facilities that better allow people to share the available space – which will in turn help tackle the climate emergency and improve access to nature and green spaces, according to Oxfordshire County Council. Oxfordshire […]

Council seeks powers to penalise drivers who break the rules of the road 

Manchester City Council could soon be able to fine motorists who break the rules of the road if an upcoming consultation is successful.  Under new guidelines local authorities are now able to apply for discretionary powers to enforce Moving Traffic Offences (MTOs), using powers that are currently only available to Greater Manchester Police.  These would […]

New report charts positive progress on road maintenance in Lancashire

A new report to Lancashire County Council’s cabinet reveals that roads in Lancashire are gradually improving thanks to a consistent approach to investment and maintenance. However, the progress update on the council’s long-term strategy for highways maintenance also outlines that a fresh approach is needed in some areas to make limited funding stretch further, said […]

Virtual bus stops: Go-Ahead to launch on-demand bus service in Buckinghamshire

The Go-Ahead Group is to operate a demand responsive bus service from Tuesday 27 September in the town of High Wycombe, allowing customers to request a pick-up at a ‘virtual bus stop’. The group’s Carousel Buses brand is teaming up with Buckinghamshire Council to run the ride-sharing service which is aimed at encouraging shoppers, commuters, […]

<strong>Live Labs 2 – extension to deadline announced</strong>

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has announced that the deadline for applications for the new three-year £30m programme ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK is to be extended. Funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), ADEPT’s new Live Labs 2 prospectus sets out how the new programme aims to […]

Galliford Try provides cost of living payment to employees

Galliford Try has become one of the first construction companies to increase support to its people with a one-off payment to aid employees and their families with the rising costs of living. Individual payments of up to £750 will be made to around 1,800 individuals, representing almost half its employee base. The move comes in […]

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