Using innovative sugar cane bollards secures environmental award for Milestone’s Hampshire contract

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services’ Transport Division, and HampshireCounty Council are proud to have won a second International Green Apple EnvironmentAward. The award has been presented to Hampshire Highways, a partnership between Milestoneand Hampshire County Council, for its trial of bio-polymer bollards, replacing concreteversions. The bio-polymer product is derived from sugar cane, […]

Clean Air Zone signage unveiled as cameras switched on in Newcastle

New signage and cameras for the Newcastle and Gateshead Clean Air Zone (CAZ) have been installed and are in operation from today – but without any drivers being charged yet. A network of 43 signs and 38 cameras are located at entry points around the boundary of the zone to alert drivers. Additional signage is […]

£5m more for Lincolnshire’s roads

Lincolnshire County Council has voted to spend a further £5m of revenue on much needed road maintenance.  The money comes from council areas that have underspent on projected budgetary needs and will now be put into vital roadworks across the county. This latest spate of good news from the council for the roads network follows […]

Coventry first in UK to use new road reconstruction and recycling technique

A new road reconstruction and recycling technique is being rolled out in Coventry this week thanks to a partnership between Coventry City Council and Colas. The new technique is called Recycol and Coventry will be the first city to use it. The process involves using specialist equipment to recycle and regenerate the top surfaces of […]

VolkerSmart Technologies installs commercial electric charging points across London

VolkerSmart Technologies is continuing to support Siemens with the Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS) programme by installing and maintaining electric vehicle charge points (EVCP) across six London boroughs. VolkerSmart Technologies has been awarded a number of contracts to install 1,600 EVCP across six London boroughs, including Ealing, Brent, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham and […]

Three smart motorway safety improvements achieved, but one missed

National Highways has missed its 10-minute response time target for reaching stopped vehicles on a smart motorway by five per cent, as figures show it is taking 10 minutes 29 seconds to support stranded drivers. The Telegraph reports ten minute target was one of four safety requirements implemented by the Government-owned company to boost protection […]

Village residents petition for average speed cameras

Hundreds of people living in a village in Warwickshire have signed a petition calling for average speed cameras to be installed to make roads there safer. Warwickshire World reports people in Long Itchington, through former police officer Keith Turnecliff, have presented the document to Warwickshire County Council’s full council meeting and explained why 561 people […]

Environmentalists launch challenge to A428 road improvements

The environmental pressure group Transport Action Network has launched a legal challenge against National Highways’ plans to dual the A428 in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The work will involve dualling the road between A1/A421 Black Cat Junction and A428/A1198 Caxton Gibbet Junction to high quality dual carriageway. Construction will include 12 miles (19km) of new Dual […]

INRIX extends US federal contract

Travel information company INRIX has announced that the US Federal Highway Administration will continue to use its data to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions. FHWA licenses the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) for use by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), state DOTs, and Metropolitan Planning Organisations (MPOs) to monitor and report […]

Rest and Be Thankful shut as safety precaution due to heavy rain

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful road in Scotland has been closed with all traffic diverted overnight to the nearby Old Military Road. BEAR Scotland says that given the current forecast for more heavy rain later in the week, further use of diversions on to the Old Military Road and convoy control on […]


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