Caerphilly verge cutting regime endorsed to promote biodiversity

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee has endorsed proposals to amend grass cutting regimes across the county borough which aim to promote biodiversity. Scrutiny Committee members endorsed the adoption of the approach used during 2021/22 as the future standard for grass cutting in the county borough.  This saw highway verges and bypass […]

National Highways lighting the way to net zero

National Highways is l switching 70% of the lights on the Strategic Road Network (SRN) to cleaner LED alternatives by 2027. The government-owned company is working on its biggest-ever programme replacing older lamps with LED lights that use far less energy to produce the same amount of light, starting last month (January) on the A5036 […]

National Highways launches framework plan for RIS3/RS4

National Highway has announced plans for a large framework to deliver £30bn of works for the RIS3 and RIS4 spending programmes. Ahead of the changes, it is starting a round of early market testing with consultants and contractors in Birmingham on the proposed structure of the new 10-year multi-lot Integrated Delivery Framework. Under the present […]

New junction opens on M9

The new Junction 1B on the M9 west of Edinburgh is partially opened today (Friday 10 February). The slip roads onto northbound routes mark the first stage of a £50m programme to upgrade transport links to the expanding town of Winchburgh. Transport Scotland says that, as well as serving new housing and business, the construction […]

Mystery of fatal Tesla crash solved

Crash investigators in America have worked out what happened in a Tesla crash in Houston that looked like it could’ve taken place when no driver was at the wheel. In April 2021, Police there said they believed “no one was driving” the fully-electric 2019 Tesla when the accident happened. The report said there was a […]

A30 bridge lift in Cornwall takes place this weekend

National Highways will install a new bridge on the A30 as part of the Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade. The road was due to be fully closed last weekend but was postponed so more preparatory work could be undertaken. This was after Costain, National Highways’ principal contractors for the road upgrade, identified unsuitable ground conditions […]


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