The ethics of driverless vehicles discussed with Nick Reed on Highways Voices

“People did not want self driving vehicles to protect the occupants more than other road users,” Professor Nick Reed explains on this week’s Highways Voices podcast as he discusses how to program driverless cars ethically. “The participants in our survey and workshops are quite clear that other road users have not necessarily chosen to be exposed […]

National Highways looks for new A47 contractor

National Highways is looking for a new contractor to redevelop the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction near Norwich. A spokesperson has confirmed that, while “Galliford Try will continue to work with National Highways on the redevelopment of the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction, near Norwich, delivering a package of preconstruction works for the project,” the contract with the company […]

New Acusensus road safety technology trailer arrives in UK

Road safety company Acusensus taken delivery of the first of three new trailers for use in the UK which are equipped solutions to automatically detect people illegally using mobile phones at the wheel, or not wearing a seatbelt. The Australian-based company’s trailers and will be used to identify road users illegally using their mobile devices or not […]

National Highways warns of danger to roadworkers as incursions set to double

Senior figures from National Highways are urging drivers to respect those working on the road after new figures for the east of the country show that road incursions are set to double this year. In the first five months of 2023, 123 roadwork incursions have taken place. Last year the total figure across 12 months […]

Lincolnshire dresses up its roads in a big way

Lincolnshire County Council is increasing the amount of surface dressing on its road network this year. Now underway, LCC Highways is actioning £5 million worth of surface dressing for Lincolnshire that will run through to the end of July at over 150 sites. In total, there’s 137 miles of Lincs roads getting the treatment– that’s […]

Plans in place to restore the iconic Tyne Bridge

Final plans are being made for the start of an ambitious restoration of the iconic Tyne Bridge from this September. Those initial works will have minimal impact on the transport network ahead of work next year Engineers have now finalised project plans which will see work begin under the bridge after the Kittiwakes leave the […]

New machinery helps with weeding in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has been trialling new machinery for weeding as part of a review into how it maintains pavements across the city. This includes mechanical sweepers, weed rippers and specialist strimmers with weed ripping brushes. Councillor Tim Rowkins and Councillor Theresa Fowler recently met with members of the Cityclean team to inspect […]

Welsh Government making progress on highways and transport plans

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change at the Welsh Government, has said the government is making progress on national highways and transport developments following the publication of the National Transport Delivery Plan and Welsh Government’s response to the roads review earlier this year. He said that Welsh transport infrastructure must be safe, accessible, […]

Residents in Haringey dispute benefits of LTNs and urge council to reconsider schemes

Council chiefs in Haringey are continuing to face stiff opposition to low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) despite claiming that the schemes are achieving their aims. Residents last night urged Haringey Council to reconsider the LTNs, which they said had failed to reduce traffic, damaged local businesses and caused more “isolation, deprivation and misery” for people with disabilities, […]

New road in Preston named after local war veteran

One of the three new roads to open in Preston this month, William Young Way, has been officially marked in remembrance of William Young, honoured with a Victoria Cross for his bravery in the First World War, by members of his family. William Young Way and Avice Pimblett Way are two new roads that link […]

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