Another resurfacing scheme successfully completed by VolkerHighways

VolkerHighways’ surfacing division recently completed a total of 8,400m2 resurfacing works along the A13 near Barking, on behalf of RMS. The project was priced, mobilised and completed within three weeks. The scheme involved the resurfacing of six areas along the A13, including Movers Lane west bound off slip where the team planed off 40mm of existing […]

Menai Suspension Bridge reopens

Works to reopen the Menai Suspension Bridge to a limited weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes have been completed, and the bridge is now open. The bridge closed last October when engineers identified serious risks. The Welsh Government and UK Highways A55 Ltd, alongside engineering firms Spencer Group and COWI, are continuing to work closely to […]

Harris admits SVD might take months more to fully work on smart motorways

National Highways CEO Nick Harris has admitted that smart motorways’ safety technology will not work properly for another five months. The Telegraph quotes Mr Harris’s appearance in front of the Transport Select Committee in which he said, “Many of the schemes are not meeting the very challenging performance specifications we set. It is working and […]

TfL confident expanded ULEZ can cover all boroughs

Transport for London’s Board have heard how the transport body is confident it can implement an Ultra Low Emission Zone across the whole of the capital, despite opposition from some outer boroughs. Several boroughs, including Bexley, Croydon, Harrow and Hillingdon have formally stated their opposition to the plans to charge non-compliant vehicles £12.50 per day […]

Scottish Council looks to more than double EV charging tariff

The Highland Council is proposing to increase the cost of charging at one of the rapid EV charge points in its area from 30p to 70p per kilowatt hour. Its Economy and Infrastructure Committee considers a report today (2 February) proposing that the rate goes up in order to “enable a sustainable model for the […]

San Francisco officials warn of safety dangers caused by driverless vehicles

It’s emerged firefighters in San Francisco were forced to break a driverless vehicle’s windows in order to get it moved from across a hose being used to fight a fire in the city last month. The event has been detailed in a joint letter from Directors at the city’s Municipal and County Transportation departments, and […]


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