£200 million to improve walking and cycling routes

Schools, high streets and main roads will benefit from improved crossings and junctions to support walking and cycling, reduce emissions and boost local economies, thanks to a £200 million fund announced today (6 February 2023). Active Travel England is today inviting local authorities in England to apply for funding to make improvements to enable people […]

West Northamptonshire Council looking to invest to save, earn and enhance

Next year’s budget will see West Northamptonshire Council invest an additional £30m in capital funding on a range of projects, some of which will help reduce costs and generate income to support services in future years, the council said. Other schemes set to move forward in the year ahead will help tackle speeding in rural […]

Herefordshire set to spend £40 million in highways and transport improvements

Herefordshire Council plans to spend nearly £40 million extra in the county over the next year with highways and transport at the heart of that investment. Under its proposed capital programme for 2023/24, the council will borrow nearly £25 million of this, the remaining £15 million to come from grants and reserves, reports the Hereford […]

Preparing the ground for major relief road in Leicestershire

There will be visible activity over the next few weeks on the site of the North & East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road, according to Leicestershire County Council. Starting shortly will be archaeological surveys carried  along sections of the 7.1km stretch while, during the same period, work will start to create access routes for construction vehicles […]

Rennicks rebrands as it sets out new direction

In the first of several company-wide developments, the road technology and signage company Rennicks has undergone a complete rebrand, implementing a new visual identity that it says “better reflects the company’s leading status within their sector and wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their passion for community and environment”. It says, inspired by […]

Public invited to have their say on new plans for M60 Simister Island

New plans for major improvements to the busy Simister Island section of the M60 in Greater Manchester are being shared in a public the consultation.    National Highways is looking at how to ease congestion and make journeys more reliable at Junction 18. A series of consultation events are due to take place in February and […]

A426 improvement plans go to High Court

Campaigners have won the right for a High Court oral hearing to be held to establish whether work can begin on a multi-million-pound project to dual the A428 from the Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire to Caxton Gibbet in Cambridgeshire. The Bedfordshire Independent newspaper reports that the Transport Action Network submitted an application to the […]

National Highways and emergency services issue Red X warning

Drivers are being reminded that enforcement cameras can now be used to automatically detect vehicles passing illegally under a Red X or entering the lane beyond a Red X, which can result in a fixed penalty of up to £100 and three points or, in some cases, more severe penalties or a court appearance.  The Red […]

Aggregate Industries opens applications for 2023 apprenticeships

Aggregate Industries has launched its 2023 apprenticeship scheme as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The construction materials supplier, which has its headquarters at Coalville in Leicestershire and sites across the country, is seeking to recruit 76 this year, building towards a total of 200 active roles across the business. Apprenticeships allow people in the early […]

Plans to improve the A27 between Worthing and Lancing go on show

Plans to improve journeys for drivers by upgrading key junctions along the A27 through Worthing and Lancing in West Sussex have been unveiled. Drivers, businesses and local people are being encouraged to have their say on the proposals in a six-week public consultation, which runs until 19 March.   The proposals for Worthing and Lancing form […]


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