Smoother journeys ahead with extra £5.1m for highways

A major new round of improvements to the county’s roads has been agreed by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet with a focus on fixing and preventing potholes. The council received a further £5.1m for highways after the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced more money for UK roads in the Spring Budget. A report to the council’s […]

National Highways Chair moves on as fixed term comes to an end

National Highways Chair, Dipesh Shah OBE, who helped oversee the second road investment strategy, will step down from his role at the end of the year. Dipesh was appointed Chair in September 2020 to help oversee the delivery of the second road investment strategy, as well as supporting a range of key strategic initiatives for the […]

Wandsworth Council highways team win prize for keeping roadworks disruption to a minimum

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has written a personal letter of congratulations to a team of Wandsworth Council highways engineers for their concerted efforts at keeping roadworks disruption to a minimum. The Mayor’s letter announced that the Wandsworth team had been chosen as the winner of a prestigious highways prize – designed to encourage town halls […]

Call to “keep up the pressure” over Rest and Be Thankful

Councillors, businesses and citizen action groups in the Argyll region of Scotland are being urged not to “go easy” on Scotland’s new-look cabinet over the troubled Rest and Be Thankful road. Argyll and Bute’s provost has called for the council to keep the pressure on new Scottish transport secretary, Kevin Stewart, on the stretch of […]

The number of free EV chargers falls by two-fifths

Thousands of free electric car chargers have disappeared from Britain’s roads over the past year, with rising energy costs being blamed for making them unaffordable to offer. The Telegraph quotes Zapmap figures which show number of chargers offering free electricity has fallen from 5,715 a year ago to 3,568, a drop of almost 40%, meaning […]

Newspaper readers still unsure about the safety of driverless buses

A newspaper in Scotland is running a poll of readers asking if they’d ride in a driverless bus when its service launches next week, and at the time of writing two thirds say “no”. The CAV Forth service launches next Monday across the Forth Road Bridge and newspaper the Courier is running a poll of […]

AI cameras to be rolled out to catch people littering on roads

It’s reported new artificial intelligence cameras programmed to catch motorway litter louts and issue them with fines will be rolled out in the South East of England. The Daily Telegraph reports National Highways is set to launch a trial in the coming weeks which will see the high-tech cameras installed in road lay-bys which will […]


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