Breedon and Colas in new joint venture

Breedon and Colas are extending their working relationship into a formal joint venture (JV) which has secured a place on the Pavement Delivery Framework (PDF) for National Highways. The new joint venture brings together expertise from both organizations to deliver an end-to-end product and surfacing solution. The teams will be working together for the next […]

Novel road surfaces could be the key to living with climate change

In the face of a changing climate, long-life road surfaces could provide more durable highways and value for money in low-income countries. University of Birmingham experts are working with the Ethiopian Roads Administration (ERA) to develop ways of future-proofing the country’s road network against the effects of climate change – helping maintain and improve quality […]

Shorter journey times promised as £44m highways upgrade is completed

Work is now complete on the £44m upgrade of the A630 Rotherham Gateway, which links Rotherham and Sheffield. The Rotherham Gateway leads into the Sheffield Parkway and has undergone significant improvements. It now benefits from an additional lane on both the eastbound and westbound carriageway.   Junction 33, on the intersecting M1, has also benefited […]

Milestone reached as new highways maintenance partner announced in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council is delighted to announce that Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services, has been awarded its highways maintenance services under a term service contract starting from 1 April 2023. The council’s partnership with Milestone Infrastructure will involve maintaining and improving roads, pavements, rights of way, drainage, bridges and other structures. In […]

New £2m fund to provide secure cycling storage for communities across Scotland

A new two-year, £2m fund is being launched by Cycling Scotland to meet increased demand for residential cycle parking and storage facilities. The Residential Cycle Storage & Parking Fund, funded by Transport Scotland, will provide £2 million to local authorities to support the installation of secure bike parking facilities, making it easier for more people […]

National Highways announces new appointments

National Highways has welcomed two permanent appointments to its executive team as it “strives to further improve the country’s busiest roads”. Nicola Bell is the new Executive Director for Major Projects, while Richard Pedley will become Chief Digital Information Officer. Ms Bell has been in her current role in an interim basis since June this […]

ADEPT launches a good practice guide to help local authorities level up locally

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and Amey have published a good practice guide to support councils with levelling up locally. Local Place Leadership: Good Practice for Levelling Up has been developed through ADEPT’s Excellence in Place Leadership (EiPL) programme, run in partnership with Amey. The programme brings together thought leaders and […]

Thatcham Research secures EV repair funding

Risk intelligence specialist Thatcham Research is today announcing that it will lead a funded project focused on Electric Vehicle (EV) collision repair and salvage processes and their impact on insurance claims and their associated costs. EVs are set to play a central role in achieving the Government’s 2050 net zero target. However, with the repair […]

Messagemaker Displays releases new urban speed limit repeater sign

LED traffic sign maker Messagemaker Displays has released a new the Urban Speed Limit Repeater Sign in reaction to legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph in Wales. Wales is the first UK nation to make this switch, which is due to be […]

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