Buckinghamshire Council awards 8-year Highways Consultancy Contract to Atkins 

Buckinghamshire Council has awarded an 8-year contract to Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – to provide design and professional services for the county’s highways. The contract will run from 1 April 2023, when the current Transport for Buckinghamshire arrangements come to an end. Atkins will work in close collaboration with Buckinghamshire Council […]

Manchester City Council launches active travel consultation

Manchester City Council has launched a public consultation on its active travel plans. “For several year Manchester City Council has been working to deliver changes to our highway network which make it easier for people to access Active Travel. Whether that is walking, wheeling or cycling, creating a network of safe and accessible active travel […]

Councils that used LTNs in London now have even more cars on their roads

Councils that implemented low-traffic neighbourhoods during the pandemic have seen bigger increases in car use than boroughs that did not, according to new government statistics. Dozens of LTNs, which use bollards, planters or camera enforcement to block through traffic, were introduced in 2020 in a £250 million government package to encourage “active travel”. The schemes […]

Musk not expecting Tesla driverless approval this year

Tesla’s advanced driver assistant software will not gain regulatory approval in 2022, Chief Executive Elon Musk has said, suggesting that the company is not yet able to satisfy authorities that its cars can be driven without someone behind the wheel. The website Automotive News reports that in a call to discuss quarterly results, Mr Musk […]

Just Stop Oil protestors accused of having “blood on their hands”

Two activists who climbed the Queen Elizabeth II bridge at Dartford last week are being accused of having “blood on their hands” after two women died in a crash on the nearby M20. The Sun reports that emergency services took longer to arrive than normal because of traffic jams caused by the closure of the […]

Key Welsh bridge shut for essential maintenance

The Menai Bridge between mainland Wales and Anglesey has been closed to all traffic to allow essential maintenance work to take place. The announcement was made following recent testing of the bridge’s existing hangers. As part of UK Highways A55 ongoing maintenance of the Menai Bridge, it was identified that further testing would need to […]

Essex Highways ready for colder weather as winter service begins

Essex Highways is ready to deliver this year’s winter gritting programme on the county’s roads, a service which starts on Monday 24th October. Salt-barns are filled and gritter truck drivers will be on stand-by from this date. County residents may have seen gritter vehicles at the beginning of October, even though it was not cold […]

London Borough of Barnet starts search for contractors for highway maintenance works

The London Borough of Barnet Council has started the procurement for its highway maintenance works contracts worth up to a potential £74.4m. The services required cover traffic safety and management, highway steel and fabrication works, drainage maintenance, drainage installation and replacement, carriageway construction, road condition surveys, kerbs, footways, cycleways, paved areas, traffic signs, road studs […]

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