The Association for Consultancy and Engineering published guidance on decarbonising roads

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has published a new guide aimed at supporting consultancies in the highways sector to help to decarbonise roads. The member-only document explores how businesses can turn challenge into opportunity as the UK continues its journey towards Net Zero by 2050. Outlining a key role for consultancies in supporting […]

Oxford traffic predicted to fall by one third, says council report

An official report for Oxford County Council estimates the university city’s congestion could drop by 35% with the introduction of ‘traffic filters.’ Although the overarching image of Oxford may be of undergraduate students on bicycles, residents in the city have long complained about its levels of congestion. ‘Traffic filters’ have been proposed as a means […]

New map of Westminster shows environmental impacts hitting poorest

A new mapping tool developed by Westminster City Council shows that families living in some of the more deprived communities in the city face the largest number of environmental risks. The council is the first local authority to produce an interactive Environmental Justice Measure of this kind, mapping the city’s environmental conditions and deprivation together. […]

Scammers targetting cashless parking

It’s emerged scammers are replacing QR codes on parking machines in order to get people to part with credit card details on fake websites to scam money out of them. The Telegraph reports that criminals have pounced on the technology to steal personal details and money from victims. It quotes Anthony Cashel of global mobile […]

Re-flow team takes on Movember challenge

Re-flow, provider of award-winning field management software for construction, highways, civil engineering, rail and landscaping, is doing their part for men’s health this November by participating in Movember. Their team aims to raise £500 by the end of the month, as well as raising awareness for the disproportionate number of men losing their lives to […]

National Highways explains protest closure approach

National Highways says that roads must be closed when protestors are close to a carriageway because safety remains its number one priority. The Independent has reported quotes from Sean Martell, who is leading National Highways’ response to protests from organisations like Just Stop Oil, that is not an option because “There is a risk of […]

Preliminary work to start on major road project in Leamington

Preliminary work required for a major upgrade to the Fords Foundry and Queensway roundabouts, as well as the section of Europa Way linking the two, is to begin in the coming weeks and months. The preliminary work includes ground investigations on the embankment adjacent to the Mcdonalds restaurant and exploratory works to identify utility services along the western […]

Extra investment is helping to keep highways drains clear in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has invested an extra £500,000 to ensure its highways teams are better equipped to respond to problems with blocked drains. The cash boost agreed as part of this year’s budget will ensure that more gully cleansing vehicles are available to respond to incidents such as flooding this winter without interrupting the day-to-day […]

Kapsch announces technology for “fairer and more sustainable” road use charges

Austrian IT company Kapsch TrafficCom and its partner Aventi Intelligent Communication have conducted a pilot project in Norway where they tested what they’re calling the tolling technology of the future. The target of the project was to find out how fee collection for passenger cars is possible based on the vehicle type, its emissions class […]

Bolton Council protects gritting services on its roads

Bolton Council has moved to protect gritting services on roads across the borough for next winter and beyond. Faced with a savings target of £37.2m, the council had proposed changes to gritting routes from the winter of 2023/24. These proposed changes would have introduced a risk-based approach to gritting, which was developed and agreed during […]


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