“Bouncing around the exhibition floor” on Day 2 of Highways UK

We can only scratch the surface of the huge Highways UK event on these podcasts, but we’re bringing you a great flavour of what the estimated 8,000 industry professionals have experienced over two days at Birmingham’s NEC. These podcasts are brought to you thanks to the support of Re-flow, Kier Highways, Causeway Technologies, Navtech Radar and SWARCO. Today we bounce around […]

ADEPT’s Live Labs 2 shortlist announced

The ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK three-year, £30m programme funded by the Department for Transport has published the shortlisted projects going through to the next Dragons’ Den stage. The initial 30 bids submitted to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) from local authority-led partnerships across the UK, […]

North Lanarkshire Council looking for contractor for new roads contract

North Lanarkshire Council has begun the search for a contractor to deliver roads and infrastructure maintenance and improvement services under a £450M contract. The council has an ambitious vision to re-invent North Lanarkshire as the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. Through the project, an ambitious programme of regeneration and infrastructure investment, it […]

Latest aerial pictures show new M55 junction nearing completion

New aerial pictures show Lancashire’s latest major motorway improvement nearing completion. A new junction – the ‘missing’ junction 2 – is currently being built along the M55 as part of the wider Preston Western Distributor Road project. Lancashire County Council and main contractor Costain are delivering the PWDR scheme and are building the new junction […]

Acklea introduces UK’s first plastic traffic management electric vehicle with Ringway

Traffic management vehicle specialist Acklea has introduced a zero-emission electric-powered model to extend its range of recyclable plastic-bodied 7.2t commercial vehicles. It is the UK’s first electric traffic management vehicle of this size. Created especially for highway service provider Ringway, part of Eurovia, for use in London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez), this new battery […]

Further funding provided to assess e-scooter safety

The Road Safety Trust has provided funding to The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) to assess private e-scooter safety and understand casualty data. The project has three key elements: to investigate the extent of under-reporting of e-scooter casualties and ways in which this could be improved; to critique the DfT evaluation report of the […]

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