Rutland County Council begins search for highways contractor

Rutland County Council is looking for a contractor to provide highways maintenance works This includes capital schemes and related services such as road resurfacing, repairs and maintenance of public rights of way. The contract with the East Midlands council is to commence on 1 June 2024 and run until 31 March 2034; a period of […]

London still world’s most congested city

London has topped the global congestion ranking which covers more than 1,000 cities across 50 countries. According to the new research by Inrix, motorists spent 156 hours in traffic in London in 2022. The UK’s five most congested road corridors were all found in London. The most severe was the A219 southbound from Fulham to […]

Vehicle management SME wins start-up of the year award

The company behind vehicle management app described as “driving car admin into the twenty-first century”, which “aims to empower the UK’s 30 million drivers” has won a prestigious award as best start-up business in the UK in 2022. The website Startups.co.uk has unveiled its fifteenth Startups 100 Index, the UK’s longest-running directory of the top […]

HS2 roadworks start on London’s on Euston Road

Preliminary works relating to the construction of HS2 are underway on Euston Road. The mandate for these works form part of the powers for the wider HS2 construction at Euston, which have been granted under an Act of Parliament. This work is to prepare the area for the construction of the new HS2 station at Euston.   HS2 is […]

National Highways publishes new LTC fly through

National Highways has released a new video fly-through that illustrates the route of the Lower Thames Crossing, as the Planning Inspectorate opened the period for members of the public, stakeholders and landowners to register to take part in the next stage of the planning process. The new fly-through shows a bird’s eye view of the […]

New A45 pedestrian footbridge in Solihull opens as part of M42 upgrade 

A new footbridge has been in stalled across the A45 in the West Midlands, meaning people will be able to safely walk and cycle over the road to travel between Bickenhill and Catherine-de-Barnes, the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International railway station and the airport.    The 92-tonne bridge – spanning almost 60m – was installed as […]

Cost of rapid charging EV rises 50% – but home charging still “great value”

The cost of using publicly accessible rapid and ultra-rapid chargers – which a driver taking longer trips beyond their electric car’s range depends on – has risen by 50% since May, according to new data from RAC Charge Watch. It now costs an average of 70.32p per kilowatt hour to rapid charge on a pay-as-you-go […]

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