Final eight columns being installed as historic bridge lantern refurb completes

A project to refurbish Worcester’s iconic street lantern columns on Worcester Bridge is expected to be completed by the end of next week as the final eight restored columns and lanterns are reinstated The columns, and their lanterns, were removed from the Grade II listed bridge earlier this year, so that the Worcestershire County Council […]

Roads team in North Ayrshire gets prepared ahead of wintry weather

The Council’s Roads Team has been out across North Ayrshire with its snowploughs before there has been any snow. An annual dry run has been carried out by North Ayrshire Council to ensure its fleet of snow clearing and gritting vehicles is ready to hit the road before the wintry weather arrives. The test run […]

Fleet of six JCB pothole fixing machines snapped up by Dawsongroup

JCB has struck a major new deal with Dawsongroup, a leading commercial asset supplier, for six of its revolutionary pothole fixing machines to help tackle Britain’s nine-year backlog of road repairs. Dawsongroup | emc is investing in the highly productive JCB Pothole Pro machines, which fix potholes permanently, first time, without the need for labour […]

National Highways told to remove railway bridge infill within 12 months

Councillors in Cumbria have ruled that hundreds of tons of concrete poured under a Victorian railway bridge will have to be removed by next October. National Highways carried out the work at Great Musgrave, Cumbria, last year as it said the structure was unstable. However, Eden District Council refused retrospective planning permission in June and […]

Tougher punishments planned for repeat motoring offenders

Motorists who repeatedly offend will face a more serious consequences from courts next year after concerns were raised that magistrates are being “dangerously lenient” in allowing them to stay behind the wheel. The Sunday Times reports that, in theory, a driver with points on their licence, accrued within a three-year period, should expect an automatic […]

Work starts to repaint QE2 Bridge

Work has started on a multi-year programme to paint the QEII bridge at Dartford. Specialist crews from engineering firm Jackson Civil Engineering are working at night during the first phase to overcoat exposed areas to provide a protective layer to the bridge’s exterior. They work from maintenance gantries beneath the bridge to access the work […]

Researchers warn of EV charge point disparity

Researchers are warning that a “postcode lottery” in car charge points could hamper the Government’s levelling up agenda, as regional infrastructure shortages slow down SMEs’ ability to switch to electric fleets. Some 720,000 electric vehicles (EVs) are now on UK roads, around 60% of which are company registered. However, analysis by insurer Zurich UK warns […]

TRL’s road safety software webinar now available on-demand

A recording of webinar explaining the value of a groundbreaking software development by TRL, and how it has had a positive effect on road safety in Jamaica is now available online. The cloud-based road safety management platform, iMAAP is a software that has been estimated to have saved more than 25,000 lives across the globe. […]

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