Remotely implementing a traffic management system on another continent on this week’s Highways Voices

As traffic monitoring and data analytics company Valerann announces it has deployed its Lanternn by Valerann product on the Costa Arauco motorway in Chile, this week’s Highways Voices podcast finds out how they did it. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! Co-founder Michael Vardi says this “revolutionises” […]

Cheshire West and Chester appoints Colas to deliver Highways Delivery Partner contract

Colas Ltd has been appointed to deliver the seven-year Highways Delivery Partner contract for Cheshire West and Chester Council, with two possible extensions of four years each, taking the maximum term to fifteen years. Commencing on 1 April 2023, Colas will be responsible for the maintenance of the 2,300km of public highways as well as […]

Shell and Connect Plus join forces on decarbonisation of road building

Shell has signed a memorandum of understanding with Connect Plus – a consortium that includes Edge Orbital Holdings Ltd, Balfour Beatty and Egis Investment Partners – to develop and deploy solutions and technologies to decarbonise road paving in the UK by extending the life of pavements. Shell and Connect Plus say they share a perspective […]

National Highways spends more than £250m on LTC bid

It’s emerged that National Highways has spent £266.7 million on the development consent order application for its Lower Thames Crossing scheme. The magazine and website New Civil Engineer submitted a Freedom of Information request which reveals how much National Highways spent of on developing and re-developing the application over the course of five and a […]

Kier Highways signs up to Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter

Kier Highways has signed up to the Diabetes Safety Organisation’s Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter to educate and help employees prevent the onset of diabetes and better support those living with the condition. It says diabetes is a hidden epidemic, with 700 people a day diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. One third of […]

PTV Group to launch new dashboard to visualise accessibility of cities

Transport modelling firm PTV Group has launched a new dashboard, PTV Access, to visualise the accessibility and mobility potential of cities. The company says it is the first tool of a new product line of data-driven, lightweight, Software as a Service tools for mobility analysis, management, and operation to be released in the near future […]

Government urged to tackle engineering skills shortage through education drive

A new report endorsed by over 150 engineering leaders and celebrities, led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology is calling on government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage by embedding engineering into the current curriculum. The IET’s new Engineering Kids’ Futures (EKF) report – which includes signatories from the likes of Major […]

Waze in-built into car for first time

The Google-owned crowd-sourced navigation app Waze is being added automatically to cars with Google built-in. The new in-built app is rolled out on selected Renault vehicles, with drivers having all Waze real-time routing, navigation and alerts, plus settings, preferences and saved places, built into their car display. “As more drivers engage with in-car platforms, Waze […]

Yunex automates 58 tunnels in Belgium

Yunex Traffic has been awarded a contract to automate 54 tunnels with a total length of more than 7.6 km (nearly five miles) in Wallonia, the french-speaking southern part of Belgium. The company says using state-of-the-art technology, its solution will increase traffic safety for drivers and facilitate traffic management for tunnel and highway operators. With […]


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