Chevron Green Services announce Paul Wilson as new MD

Chevron Green Services, part of the Chevron Group, has announced Paul Wilson as its new Managing Director. Mr Wilson joins Chevron Green Services from an engineering and technology background. He has worked extensively in the Transportation, Defence and Facilities Management sectors at a senior level with Amey, Kier Group and Imtech Traffic and Infra UK […]

Proportion of substandard road bridges falls

The proportion of road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain that are classified as ‘substandard’ has fallen slightly over the past year. However, 1 in every 24 bridges (4.3%) is still unable to carry the heaviest vehicles on our roads, including lorries of up to 44 tonnes, according to the RAC Foundation. Many of […]

Bridgend Council adopts national standards for highway inspections and repairs

A new schedule and fresh criteria have been agreed for carrying out highway maintenance inspections in Bridgend County Borough. Designed to ensure that all local authorities across Wales use the same criteria and timetable for inspections and repairs, the move follows recommendations made by the UK Roads Liaison Group and a review carried out by […]

Highways team continue footpath improvement work in Telford

A series of footpath improvements are set to be complete by the end of April in Telford & Wrekin on time and within budget. In total .5km of drop kerbs have been reset or replaced, more than 2,000 ironwork requests completed and roughly the distance from Southwater to Cadbury World in Birmingham treated with a […]

Cable inspections on M48 Severn Bridge come to an end

A programme of cable inspections on the M48 Severn Bridge to monitor corrosion and ensure the bridge remains open and safe is now reaching an end. Inspections have been taking place since June on eight sections across the two main suspension cables as part of a £5 million routine safety investigation by National Highways. Inspections […]

Judge rules Insulate Britain M25 protestors not guilty

Four Insulate Britain protesters have been cleared of charges of wilful obstruction of the M25, despite blocking access to the motorway, with the judge ruling that a conviction on a charge of wilful obstruction of the highway would not be “proportionate.” Four people in court were among 38 activists arrested during the protest between junctions […]

Camden Council switches to new street fault reporting tool

A new, dedicated version of FixMyStreet Pro has launched for the London Borough of Camden, through which residents can report issues such as potholes, fly-tipping and broken street lights. Developed by SocietyWorks, the wholly owned subsidiary of civic technology charity mySociety, FixMyStreet Pro is described as a user-friendly, map-based online reporting solution, designed to make […]

Roads Minister visits M25 Junction 10 project

As National Highways ramps up work to upgrade one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country, Roads Minister Richard Holden has visited the site on Thursday for a guided tour and to see the progress so far.     Junction 10 – the M25 interchange with the A3 at Wisley in Surrey – experiences large queues […]

Welsh Government issues new data supporting 20mph limits

Slower driving speeds, increased levels of walking and cycling and minimal impact on journey times are among the key findings of a new report carried out in areas of Wales trialling the new default 20mph speed limit. The interim monitoring report uses data gathered from the Welsh Government’s eight first phase areas and has been […]

Cruise boss predicts driverless cars “will rule the road” in five years

The CEO of General Motors’ driverless vehicle subsidiary Cruise has predicted that within five years, people in major cities will get around in autonomous vehicles instead of driving. Kyle Vogt told Fortune Magazine, “There’s no point in driving yourself today, even though we all do. As a society, we’re killing an entire football stadium of […]


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