€626 million for regional and local roads announced

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, and Minister of State, Jack Chambers, have announced details of a €626 million investment programme for 2023 for regional and local roads. This represents an increase in funding of €20 million for road pavement and rehabilitation works. The funding package will allow approximately 3,100 kilometres of regional and local […]

Plans to tackle M5 J1 congestion announced

Sandwell Council, supported by West Bromwich Albion Football Club, announces plans to implement short and long-term measures to ease congestion at Junction 1 of the M5 motorway. High traffic volumes have returned to pre-pandemic levels at peak times causing long queues for road users in the area throughout the week, including matchdays.  The council and […]

Milestone Infrastructure contract with Hampshire County Council extended to 2029

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services, will be continuing to support HampshireCounty Council to 2029, with a five-year extension to its highway services contract.Committed to providing high levels of service delivery, continuous improvement andinnovation, Milestone will be continuing its collaborative partnership with the County Council,operating as Hampshire Highways. Since 2017 Milestone has delivered […]

Understanding traveller behaviour with Rory Sutherland on this week’s Highways Voices

“Nobody talks about the traffic jam they didn’t experience because the motorway had been inexpensively widened,” comments behavioural scientist Rory Sutherland on this week’s Highways Voices podcast as he discusses the challenges facing the perception of Smart Motorways, “so, passenger feedback or driver feedback on its own is not going to be a reliable measure […]

Wales abandons road building schemes

A vast number of the planned road building schemes in Wales have been cancelled, as the country’s Government prioritises environmental concerns. Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters says he’s putting climate change at the heart of decision making, saying “we will not get to Net Zero unless we stop doing the same thing over and […]

Council which set up own speed cameras cannot issue fines

Wandworth Council in London has been told a pilot initiative it undertook in which drivers breaking the speed limit could be issued fines by it rather than the police cannot go ahead. Wandsworth was the first local authority in the UK to be piloting this type of scheme. Back in October, it was announced that […]

Kincardine Bridge contract awarded to Balfour Beatty as works get the go-ahead

Transport Scotland has awarded the £16.85m contract to replace an 80-metre section of the Kincardine Bridge to Balfour Beatty. The project, with main works on site expected to get underway from early summer, will involve demolishing the Kincardine Bridge’s southern piled viaduct and replacing it with a completely new reinforced concrete structure. Construction is expected […]

Jenoptik revenue grows 30%

The global enforcement and optical technologies business Jenoptik has announced its latest preliminary corporate results which suggest revenue from continuing operations grew by more than 30% to around €980 million (£867 million). That’s up from €750.7 million the year before. Jenoptik, which is the leading average speed enforcement provider in the UK, says organic growth […]


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