Work begins on £65M upgrade of A12 in Essex

Work to remove, reconstruct and resurface a stretch of the A12 in Essex is starting this week. National Highways will begin work on the £65M project to revitalise the A12 Margaretting Bypass between the Trueloves Interchange (junction 13) and the Webbs Farms Interchange (junction 15), reports New Civil Engineer. This forms part of a nationwide […]

Norfolk villages to get investment to improve roads as part of Popular Parish Partnership scheme

Nearly 100 Norfolk villages could be sharing over £770,000 to improve their roads. Up to 95 communities across Norfolk are looking set for new locally-important highway schemes. The Popular Parish Partnership scheme, which began in 2011, has seen £9.5m million spent on schemes including trods, village gateways, bus shelters and vehicle-activated signs. Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member […]

Cost of living crisis could be causing fewer people to speed

High fuel prices and the cost of living crisis could be leading to a fall in the number of drivers speeding on Britain’s roads. Analysis by Select Car Leasing of figures from the DVLA have found the number of motorists prosecuted for so-called ‘SP30’ – ‘exceeding statutory speed limit on a public road’ – offences […]

Scottish Council expands EV infrastructure

New proposals for increasing the infrastructure to cater for more electric vehicles across Ayrshire have been revealed. North, East and South Ayrshire Councils are drawing up plans to improve access to charging points across their region. The proposals would involve working with a commercial supplier to increase the number of EV charge points from an […]

TfL threatens to withhold council funding over LTN

Transport for London is withholding more than £1m from Tower Hamlets because its mayor is considering axing road schemes designed for cyclist and pedestrian safety. London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports TfL is taking the unprecedented action against Lutfur Rahman to signal its opposition to the removal of low traffic neighbourhood schemes in and around Brick Lane […]

Drivers’ most annoying habits revealed in new survey

A new survey of drivers’ attitudes in the UK suggests they hate it when other people tailgate them or fail to indicate. A survey by Virtu Motors also found other leading peeves were when people use their phone whilst driving, driving with their lights on full beam and hogging the middle lane on the motorway […]

Scottish LEZ projects “already cost £36m”

Preparation work for Low Emission Zones in four cities in Scotland has cost £36 million before any of them are up and running. The Scottish Daily Express reports the schemes being set up in Glasgow (pictured), Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have run up costs for grants given to councils to help them run their schemes […]

Iconic Scottish viaduct returned to former glory

An iconic 16-arch viaduct that straddles the River Avon on the West Lothian and Falkirk border has been returned to its former glory thanks to major renovations funded by National Highways’ Historical Railways Estate. The detailed £2 million programme which included masonry repairs, waterproofing and the installation of 19 bat bricks, six bat tubes and […]


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