Sunak urged to drop 2030 petrol and diesel ban

Rishi Sunak has been urged to scrap the ban on new petrol and diesel cars scheduled for 2030 after his party’s by-election win in Uxbridge last week was put down to opposition to the ULEZ expansion. The success, in the face of two significant losses in other by-elections for the Conservatives, followed a campaign opposing […]

ORR welcomes smart motorway technology improvements

The Office of Rail and Road has written to National Highways welcoming improvements in the performance of its smart motorway Stopped Vehicle Detection technology, following initial testing. However, ORR says it recognises that caution is required when interpreting the data. In December 2022, ORR reported that the SVD system on all lane running sections of […]

VolkerHighways resurfaces A4 with reduced-carbon process

VolkerHighways and West Berkshire Council have resurfaced part of the A4 Hungerford to Newbury with a 20% Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) wearing course. The scheme, supported by FM Conway, has achieved a 26,223kg CO2e saving. West Berkshire Council committed has to increase funding available for surfacing works. The section of the A4 involved resurfacing around […]

Bookings open for Strictly Highways

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group has opened bookings for its popular Strictly Highways event in Blackpool in October. The event, which runs from 3-5 October brings together the highways community and celebrates the work that is taking place in our sector. To book, click here. Delegates are promised the opportunity to learn about new […]

New road layout for A3 and A245

National Highways has introduced improvements aimed at easing congestion along the A3 and A245 at the Painshill junction in Surrey.  The A245 carriageway has been reduced to one lane westbound between Painshill and the junction with Seven Hills Road to allow for the safe removal of gas pipes and electrical cables that are currently in the […]

New Skills Bootcamps to open in Hull for higher-paying industry jobs

Training that will lead to guaranteed interviews for higher paid jobs is on the way thanks to Hull Training and Adult Education (HTAE) securing over £2m from the government. Of this funding allocation, £222,425 has been committed to the delivery of Skills Bootcamps in HGV and Highways Maintenance and Groundworks. HTAE is working with other […]

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