Report calls for action over net zero

A report by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is highlighting a range of actions it says are needed to help local councils achieve net zero. As local council highways teams come under pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and achieve net zero, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) carried out an exclusive […]

Holborn active travel scheme approved

Camden Council’s Cabinet this evening (Wednesday 14 December) approved a range of cycling, pedestrian, road safety changes and public realm improvements to the High Holborn, Drake Street, Procter Street, Red Lion Square and Southampton Row area, following a consultation with residents, businesses and key interested groups between October and November 2022. The approved scheme will: […]

Port of Felixstowe deploys first driverless trucks

The Port of Felixstowe has announced it introduced autonomous terminal tractor units (ATs) into mixed traffic container terminal operations, believed to be the first implementation of its kind in Europe. The first two battery-powered units to enter service at the UK’s largest container port have been supplied by manufacturer Westwell. Commenting on the new equipment, […]

Tarmac wins place on Pavement Delivery Framework

Tarmac has won a major new contract with National Highways to maintain, repair, and renew roads across England as part of its Pavement Delivery Framework (PDF). Running from April 2023 to March 2028, the framework will see Tarmac supply the materials, plant, and labour to carry out patching, surfacing, and pavement construction, ensuring roads and […]

NH told to deliver better performance from Smart Motorway technology

The Office of Rail and Road says National Highways is on course to achieve its overall safety target for the Strategic Road Network in England. The company has also met its Stopped Vehicle Detection technology installation targets; however, the system is not yet meeting performance expectations. This is the first annual assessment from the ORR […]

Crossing to benefit cyclists and pedestrians is to progress in North Yorkshire

Work is to progress on a road crossing that could unlock the potential to increase the number of people using a popular cycling and walking route in Harrogate. Installation of the signalised toucan crossing is proposed on Wetherby Road at Slingsby Walk, where two popular cycle and walking routes meet. Approval to go ahead, subject to a […]

Long-term planning to improve England’s strategic highway network

 Jacobs, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and PwC have been appointed by National Highways to help develop the U.K. government’s third road investment strategy (RIS3) for England’s highway network which runs from 2025-2030. The Atkins Jacobs Joint Venture, supported by PwC, will develop business and delivery plans, setting out the case for multi-year investment across England’s strategic road network of motorways and […]

National Highways selects VolkerFitzpatrick for M3 junction 9 upgrades

VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by National Highways to deliver improvement works to junction 9 of the M3, a key motorway junction, which connects south Hampshire, with London, the midlands and the north. More than 6,000 vehicles pass through junction 9 every hour during peak periods and the project will reduce congestion and improve journeys in […]

ITS (UK) says farewell to Jennie Martin at 30th anniversary party

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association has celebrated 30 years of supporting better transport through technology, as it acknowledged the near 25-year contribution of retiring Secretary General Jennie Martin. At a party in London, tributes were paid to Mrs Martin, who described her greatest achievement as building a community that works for the benefit […]

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