Cyclists in Warwickshire save 6,984 kg of carbon on National Cycle to Work Day 2023

Staff at Warwickshire County Council have supported National Cycle to Work Day 2023 by ditching their cars for bikes instead. Organised by Cyclescheme, National Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event. The campaign has been running for 11 years and aims to encourage people all around the country to get on […]

City leaders unite to tackle road safety in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council leaders are coming together to work towards an environment where no-one is killed or seriously injured on its roads. This is a challenging but imperative goal that can only be achieved through ‘relentless partnership’ working, the council has said. “In recent weeks, several unacceptable acts of road violence have led to needless […]

Messagemaker launches new vehicle activated warning sign range

LED traffic solutions company Messagemaker Displays has launched its new range of Vehicle Activated Warning signs. With a Standard, Reflective and Matrix model included – all options offer a low maintenance and flexible solution for any collision prevention or traffic calming scenario. The IP65 rated VAW range signs are simple to install and can be […]

Wentbridge Viaduct works to take longer than expected

Work on the landmark Wentbridge Viaduct in West Yorkshire is to take longer than expected after engineers discovered issues with the road surface and waterproofing layer. National Highways says the Grade Two listed structure on the A1 has suffered a loss of concrete on the concrete deck ends, exposed areas of reinforcement, damage to the […]

Insurer warns potholes are up by a third

The insurer Admiral is warning potholes claims could surge the rainy forecast, while the average cost of repairing pothole damage up by 16% since last year. Its data also reveals the amount of pothole claims has increased by 34% since 2016, as people battle with uneven roads across the UK. Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims […]

National Highways apologies for Dart Charge problems, but says services are operating

National Highways has issued an apology to drivers for issues with Dart Charge payments since the new contractor, Conduent, took over last weekend. The payment system was scheduled to be offline over last weekend (29/30 July) when the contract for managing the payment process passed to Conduent, as former contract provider Emovis moved to handling […]

Reading offers residents the chance to sponsor a tree

People who live in Reading can now help to make the borough greener by sponsoring the planting of a tree in the street of their choice. Reading Borough Council has teamed up with charitable enterprise Trees for Streets to work with residents either individually or in a group, so anyone can apply to have a tree […]

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