Multiple roads in Bath get 20mph speed limit

Bath & North East Somerset Council will introduce 20mph speed limits along a number of roads in Bath as part of an ongoing effort by Bath & North East Somerset council to improve air quality, reduce the risk of accidents and encourage more walking, wheeling and cycling by making its roads safer for pedestrians. The […]

Atkins wins Surrey County Council highways contract

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed by Surrey County Council to develop and lead maintenance and improvement works across its 3,000-mile road network, as part of a major investment programme.  Under the terms of the £40m+, five-year Highways and Infrastructure Professional Service contract – which includes option of a further four […]

Government funding needed to keep local roads in good condition says Hampshire County Council

More government funding is needed to maintain local roads amid a “challenging” situation due to inflation, Hampshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways has said. Cllr Nick Adam-King, HCC’s Conservative cabinet member for highways operations, said funding was still “far short” of what is needed. This was despite the council planning ahead as central funding […]

Smartphone data from drivers could help spot when bridges need urgent repairs

New research suggests smartphones could be used to monitor the safety of bridges much more quickly and cheaply than currently possible, providing engineers with data they can use to fix the structures before they become dangerously unstable. The website Technologyreview.com reports that in tests that involved driving across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco […]

Unmarked HGV ‘supercabs’ to patrol M25 in bid to reduce road collisions

National Highways has again teamed up with Police forces across the South East in a fresh bid to improve road safety on one of the most important routes in the region.  During Operation Orbital, police forces will use National Highway’s unmarked HGV “supercabs” to patrol the M25 and record drivers of all types of vehicles […]

Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully autonomous car right now

Thatcham Research has launched findings from its Trust in Automation consumer study which has revealed that just over half of UK drivers think that they can buy a fully autonomous car today. This is despite the fact that only Assisted Driving systems, which require driver support, are currently available in the UK. “Realising the government’s stated […]

M Group Services shortlisted for 15 Street Works Awards

Infrastructure company M Group Services has been nominated in 15 categories in the annual Street Works Awards across the Energy, Transport and Water Divisions. Morrison Water Services, Morrison Energy Services and Milestone Infrastructure which have been shortlisted. The Street Works Awards celebrate the businesses, projects and individuals that are delivering at the cutting edge across […]

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