Vision for future of Strategic Road Network mapped in new plan 

New proposals for the future of England’s motorways and major A-roads have been published as part of plans to connect the country and grow the economy in an environmentally sustainable way.      The Strategic Road Network Initial Report for 2025-2030 sets out National Highways’ advice to government on priorities for one of the country’s most important […]

British SMEs hail European opportunity at ITS Lisbon congress

The Transport Technology Forum is being praised for supporting a British delegation of small and medium sized enterprises taking part in the ITS European Congress in Lisbon next week. Zenzic, Navtech Radar, Clearview Intelligence, Nicander, Now Wireless, ANGOKA, Ito World, Neology, Arup, Grid Smarter Cities, See.Sense and VESOS are participating on the UK Pavilion, which […]

Valerann delivers multi-data traffic management and safety solution in Costa Rica

British data analytics company Valerann has successfully delivered a second fully-remote deployment of its Lanternn by Valerann™ Advanced Traffic Management product in Central America, enabling traffic to flow better and the road to become safer. As part of an integrated new generation of end-to-end solutions for road operators, its software is being used on one […]

Highways UK announces return of Excellence Awards

The UK’s biggest highways and transport exhibition has announced the return of its awards ceremony at the event in October. The Highways UK Excellence Awards will be held on Wednesday 18 October, aimed at “bringing the community together to celebrate quality and excellence in the Highways industry”. Categories are: Individual Awards 🏆  Associate Laureates (Rising Star) […]

JCT details Traffic Signals Symposium papers

The popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium returns to Nottingham Trent University in September, and its programme has been filled earlier than ever before. The two day event on 14 and 15 September, with the opening social event and the MOVA User Group the night before, attracts delegates from across the public sector, consultancies and suppliers. […]

West Sussex County Council says abuse of its highways staff will not be tolerated

West Sussex County Council has said it is disappointed that a number of its staff have reported that they have received abuse from members of the public whilst completing essential work on the highway network. The council said it understands the frustration that some members of the public have regarding the condition of the county’s […]

Minster Group signs acquisition deal with Breedon Group

Lincolnshire-based surfacing and civil engineering firm, Minster Group Ltd is to become part of Breedon Group, a leading vertically-integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. The acquisition will see Breedon Group take a majority stake in Minster Group which includes civil engineers Minster Surfacing and Alliance Recycling. The deal will enable Breedon to […]

CECA: falls In highways and housing civils workloads could spell trouble for sector

Civils contractors have warned that declining workloads in the highways and preliminary works sectors could spell trouble for the UK’s economy. Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)’s Workload Trends Survey found that while the sector experienced a tenth quarter of growth in 2023 Q1, nonetheless falling workloads in the roads sector and in […]

Operation Brock contraflow to be deployed ahead of Spring bank holiday

The The Kent Resilience Forum has confirmed that the Operation Brock contraflow system on the M20 in Kent will be deployed from Sunday 21 May 2023 ahead of the Spring bank holiday and expected high passenger numbers. Operation Brock is part of a series of measures to improve Kent’s resilience and ensure the smooth flow […]

Further A34 closures near Oxford for viaduct work

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead if travelling around Oxford this weekend as closures on the A34 continue.   The closure is for National Highways to carry out essential maintenance work on the Wolvercote Viaduct, a major structure on the A34, and carries the trunk road over the River Thames. Some of the work is […]


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