Bridgend receives £1.5 million to improve active travel routes

Bridgend County Borough Council has received around £1.5 million of Welsh Government funding to improve active travel routes across the county borough. The money will contribute to enhancements which will include the building of new active travel routes as well as consultation work for future schemes developments. The largest allocation from the funding will be […]

New motorway junction and link roads open in Preston

Costain has completed a £207m road scheme linking parts of Preston and the Fylde to the M55 motorway. The scheme opens to the public today and consists of a brand-new motorway junction, the M55 Junction 2, a dual carriageway and two connecting link roads. The work has been delivered on behalf of Lancashire County Council, […]

Transport Committee uses TfN proposal on the future of transport

Transport for the North’s (TfN) proposal on devolving transport policy to the regions and developing a national transport strategy, will form part of The Transport Committee’s future inquiry into Strategic Transport Objectives. TfN shared with the Committee ideas on how to plan, develop and deliver public investment both in infrastructure and services. The Committee launched […]

Innovation Festival delegates receive in-car first en route to event

Delegates heading to the two-day LCRIG Innovation Festival in Nottinghamshire are getting the chance to take part in an industry first, and receive messages direct to their vehicles as they head to the event. Those with an Android device can download an app delivered through the Transport Technology Forum which will allow them to receive […]

EV charging prices rise sharply in Brighton

Electric vehicle drivers using public chargers in Brighton are facing price hikes of up to 80% from today, after the council called the previous, lower prices “unsustainable”. Users of Blink Charging rapid charger sites in Brighton and Hove will pay 79p per kwh from today, up from 44p – a rise of just under 80% […]

Kiely Bros showcases Multipatcher and Glassmark solutions at Innovation Festival

The family-owned surface treatment solutions business Kiely Bros will show off brand new solutions for repairing potholes and surfacing during the LCRIG Innovation Festival in Newark this week. The new Multipatcher machine enables a single driver to patch, seal, and repair damaged roads without the need for additional personnel. Featuring a remotely operated patching boom […]

Active travel plans in Hove on hold over traffic implication fears

A plan to build a dedicated cycleway by losing a lane of traffic on the A259 in Hove has been put on hold over concerns about the design of a cycleway and reduction in the number of lanes of traffic. Councillors in Brighton and Hove made the decision to review seafront pedestrian and cycle provision […]

PCC launches consultation into speed camera fines

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster has launched a s four-week public consultation into whether money collected from fixed penalty notices handed out to motorists should be spent on new enforcement projects in the area where the money is gathered. At present cash raised from fines goes to the Treasury, but the cost […]

Record-breaking year for LCRIG Innovation Festival

LCRIG’s Innovation Festival sees record-breaking year with more than 550 people set to attend the now fully booked two-day event at Newark Showground this week. More than 200 local authority delegates from 84 authorities are attending, meaning around two-thirds of all the English highway authorities outside London are represented. This is along with over 80 […]

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