Major road improvement scheme moves to next phase

A major road improvement scheme to the north of Stafford moves to its next phase this weekend. The project has seen the construction of a roundabout junction to provide access to the new Pets at Home development on the A34, which is now open. It is expected to employ more than 750 people when fully […]

Funding accepted to start planning transport improvements worth £4.5m in Oldham

Oldham Council has secured £675,000 of funding to start planning work on a major project to improve transport in and around Mumps. The money will be used to draw up plans for the scheme, which when complete will help deliver real benefits for residents – making sure people are better connected and can access jobs, […]

Cyngor Gwynedd starts search for road contractors

Welsh local authority Cyngor Gwynedd Council has started the search for contractors for a £100m civil engineering contract. Cyngor Gwynedd published a prior-information notice for a four-lot deal, which will cover civil engineering works on major and minor highways in the region. This includes; Conwy and Denbighshire; Flintshire and Wrexham; and West Wales and the Valleys. The […]

Clearview Intelligence solution cuts congestion at Heathrow

Highways and Transport Solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has implemented a multiple-technology solution to improve efficiency at a major logistics area at Heathrow Airport. The Shoreham Road World Cargo facility is formed by a u-shaped link road to access airport-related warehousing, but has been plagued by congestion and difficulties being able to find suitable parking for […]

Declan Collier reappointed ORR Chair

The Transport Secretary Mark Harper has today reappointed Declan Collier as the Chair of the Office of Rail and Road for a further five-year term. The Department for Transport says that in his second term as Chair, Mr Collier “will continue to drive forward the important work of the ORR, holding Network Rail and National […]

RECHARGE UK calls for EV accessibility standards to be mandated

RECHARGE UK is calling for all public electric vehicle charging sites to have accessible charging mandated. The group, which is the EV arm of the REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology), says that mandating accessibility requirements for public electric vehicle chargepoints will ensure wheelchair users always have equal access to charge their vehicle. […]

Highways UK Excellence Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for the Highways UK Excellence Awards taking place at Highways UK in October. Highways News (which is the official podcast partner of the event) publishes the nominees in full below: Associate Laureates (Rising Star)Camille Anderson – ArcadisMichal Nowinski – ArupEmily Stevenson – Hanson 🏆 Net-Zero AwardRPS – GAIA projectMott MacDonald […]

Major new facility uses biomethane to cut HGV emissions

A new biomethane refuelling station for heavy goods vehicles is being built in Aylesford, Kent. Green infrastructure company ReFuels says the site will be capable of fuelling more than 500 trucks per day and saving almost 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, making low carbon logistics “a reality for dozens of fleets in Southeast England”. […]


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