Jamie Crumlish joins NY Highways as new Managing Director

NY Highways Ltd has appointed Jamie Crumlish, formerly of Mac Asphalt Ltd, to the position of Managing Director.  Jamie will be taking over from Ross Bullerwell, who has been instrumental in establishing the business and its name in the industry. Jamie said: “The NY Highways business model is an exciting opportunity to deliver effective and […]

Six new bridge piers being built as part of Grantham relief road project

Galliford Try is currently building six bridge piers near the River Witham, which support the bridge at its centre. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Leicestershire County Council , said: “I’m happy to update that we’re now well underway with installing the first three of six new bridge piers that are part of the […]

Public consultation starts on transformation of Preston City Centre

Residents are being asked to have their say on changes that signal a major step in the transformation of Preston city centre. The Transforming Friargate North and Ringway project, one of the first Preston Transforming Cities Fund schemes, aims to create improved pedestrian and cycle links across Ringway, enhance the local amenity of Friargate and […]

Swansea communities to benefit from city-wide road repair programme

Highways repair crews have embarked on a six month tour of Swansea to tackle some of the city’s worst road defects. The road repair crews are part of Swansea Council’s PATCH highway maintenance programme which operates annually, repairing larger road defects in all communities throughout the city. The teams will spend up to two weeks […]

National Highways secures protest injunctions

National Highways has secured a new injunction as it continues to try to stop protesters from disrupting England’s busiest roads. The High Court has granted a further injunction following an urgent out-of-hours application that specifically seeks to prevent unlawful protests on the M25 motorway. It applies to all individuals although the intent is primarily to […]

M4 cameras to start leading to fines

Speed cameras on the M4 in South Wales will start issuing fines this month, more than a year after they were installed. The BBC reports the cameras cover the 50mph stretch of road around Newport, but drivers have escaped prosecution up to now. The Welsh government has set a date for the cameras to start […]

Research suggests 20mph speed limit could save Wales £100 million in first year

A new 20mph default speed limit in communities across Wales could save £100m as deaths and injuries are reduced, according to new research. The study showing a reduction in deaths and injuries as traffic slows down is being published alongside new survey results showing continued public support for the national roll out of the lower […]

TfL launches more digital walking routes as part of new plan to boost leisure walking

Transport for London has published the capital’s first plan to boost the level of walking for leisure. It says leisure walking provides people with an affordable and easy way to support good health, and physical and mental wellbeing while protecting and improving the environment, and that the new action plan will enhance and expand leisure […]

Bus gets a ticket for driving in bus lane

A bus company in Yorkshire has been fined after one of its buses was captured picking up passengers at a bus stop. The BBC reports that the single-decker Connexions bus, which operates in West and North Yorkshire, was said to have driven in a bus lane on York Road in Leeds in October. It quotes […]

Transport Scotland gives A9 safety update

Scotland’s Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth, has chaired the latest meeting of the A9 Safety Group in Pitlochry. Following several recent fatalities, partner organisations have again convened to consider any short-term interventions which can be made for the route in advance of dualling works. During the meeting, the Minister for Transport confirmed existing proposals totalling […]


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