Work to enhance Shifnal town centre nears completion

A £3.6m scheme to improve and enhance Shifnal town centre in Shropshire is nearing completion. The work – being carried out by Shropshire Council and its contractor McPhillips – began on 6 September 2021. It will enhance the town’s existing infrastructure by improving – and in some areas reducing – traffic flow, and creating a […]

Norfolk County Council begins search contractors to build Long Stratton Bypass

Norfolk County Council has begun its search for contractors interested in considering building the Long Stratton Bypass. The 3.9km single carriageway project is expected to cost around £46m and will start in late 2023.. When open at the end of 2025, it will remove through traffic on the A140 from the centre of Long Stratton […]

Milestone reached on M42 junction 6 improvements

A major milestone has been reached in the M42 junction 6 improvement scheme, which is set to transform the landscape and travel network around Solihull and Birmingham. The works, which recently saw two new bridges installed over the M42, will create a new junction at Birmingham Airport and the A45. And as the works progress, National Highways have marked […]

A57 link road approval described as “landmark decision”

The Government’s approval of the A57 Link Roads project last week has been welcomed by Transport for the North, which says it will bring “substantial benefits” to the region. The project will include the creation of two new link roads: Mottram Moor Link Road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout […]

Warwick’s research improves driverless car merging techniques

Improved technology will soon allow self-driving cars to merge onto motorways and highways with better safety, thanks to new research. Researchers from WMG, part of the University of Warwick, have pioneered this technology as part of the AutopleX (Autonomous Cars Negotiating Complex Environments Using V2X) project consortium. The research uses roadside infrastructure and vehicle sensors […]

Council hears how average speed cameras could halve the number of accidents

Average speed cameras installed along four roads in Warwickshire could reduce accidents by nearly half, the council has been told. The Stratford-upon-Avon Herald reports that the cameras have cost the county council more than £1m although it is hoped they can be used in different locations if they are found to be ineffective at any […]

CILT stresses driverless safety priority to Transport Select Committee

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport have appeared before the Transport Select Committee giving evidence on self-driving vehicles. Ian Wainwright FCILT, Chair of Freight and Logistics Policy Group at CILT(UK) responded to a call from government on matters concerning Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).   Ian Wainwright FCILT, Chair of Freight and Logistics Policy Group […]

Improving fleet safety using the latest AI Technology

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology mean that driver monitoring systems (DMS) are at the forefront of solutions for combatting distracted driving. A DSM is used to identify distracted driving behaviours and alert the driver in real-time so they can correct accordingly – a proactive measure to encourage safer driving habits. As improving safety standards […]

The NonCrete Bio-Polymer Bollard wins at Green Apple Environment Awards

TMP Solutions has announced that its ‘innovative and eco-friendly’ NonCrete Bio-Polymer bollard has won the Green Apple Environment Award for Helping the Environment. The bio-polymer product is made from sugar cane, weighs 3.5kgs, is fully recyclable, and is easily transported, lifted, and fitted into place. Due to the ability of sugar cane to absorb CO2 […]

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