Industry reacts to scrapping of new smart motorways

Following the Prime Minister’s decision to rule out the building of new smart motorways, the industry has been giving its reaction. Max Sugarman, Chief Executive at Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “Whilst we acknowledge that the Government will stop construction of all new smart motorways, it is important to note that these roads […]

All new smart motorway projects scrapped

The Government has announced there will be no new smart motorways built, after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak decided drivers had lost confidence in the scheme. The Department for Transport issued the following statement: Plans for new smart motorways will be cancelled, delivering on the Prime Minister’s summer campaign pledge. New smart motorways – including the […]

Boundary Marketing & PR launches PR and communications service for local authorities

Boundary Marketing & PR, the only marketing company dedicated to the highways and transport industry, is to launch a new PR and communications service for local authorities. The service has been designed to help local authorities to engage more effectively with the public to explain why highway and transport works are important and how they […]

Aberdeenshire Council begins programme of surface dressing works across the north-east

Aberdeenshire Council’s programme of surface dressing works is now underway across the north-east. Surface dressing is used as an effective and cost-efficient way to extend the lifespan of roads. Although the newly dressed road is mechanically swept a number of times after being treated, it takes several days for chips to embed fully into the […]

TfL issues Coronation travel advice

Transport for London has announced that on Saturday 6 May – Coronation Day – all its public transport network will be running with no planned closures, supporting customers to travel around London. TfL does warn services may be very busy, particularly during the day on Saturday at key transport interchanges, “but customers will be able […]

Johnson says ULEZ expansion about money not air quality

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed plans to expand London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone has nothing to do with air pollution, but instead designed to fill a black hole in Transport for London’s finanances. The expansion of ULEZ will mean a daily charge of £12.50 on non-compliant cars driving in all London boroughs, affecting around one […]

Police trial using drones to tackle increase in poor driving

Drones are being used to help detect driving offences on high harm routes across Devon and Cornwall, as part of a new project linking the counties’ roads policing team, road casualty reduction officers and speed detection officers to target unsafe or irresponsible driving and riding. The operation has a particular focus on motorcyclists after a spate […]

Asda and Wayve launch UK’s largest self-driving grocery home delivery trial

Asda customers in West London can now have their shopping delivered by a Wayve self-driving vehicle as part of the UK’s largest autonomous grocery home shopping delivery trial. The year-long trial will give the supermarket the ability to autonomously deliver groceries to a catchment area of over 170,000 residents across 72,000 households in London. The […]

Re-flow sponsors Traffex 2023

The Re-flow team will be returning to Traffex this year, taking place on the 6 – 8 June at the NEC Birmingham, this time, as an official sponsor. The event is widely regarded as the UK’s leading road and highways tradeshow, with the mission of delivering “better roads for a better tomorrow”. As a company […]


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