Major highways improvements to start at busy Burton junction in Staffordshire

A £500,000 highways scheme to improve the A5121 Claymills interchange / Derby Road in Burton, Staffordshire will start today (Monday 4 September). Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out drainage, kerbing and ironworks along with major resurfacing and re-marking of the road.  Crews will also be clearing footpaths, cutting back hedges and repairing […]

North Hykeham Relief Road planning application nearly ready for submission

The planning application for Lincolnshire County Council’s North Hykeham Relief Road is ready for submission subject to council committee. The North Hykeham Relief Road project, including an overview of the scheme and its proposed planning application, is set to be reviewed and discussed by the county council’s Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee on Monday 11 […]

Dorset Council becomes the latest member of Safer Highways

Safer Highways has announced that Dorset Council have agreed to become the latest Local Authority member of the industry led organisation which champions effective management of health, safety and wellbeing and drives effective social value across the supply chain. Dorset County Council’s highways service is responsible for the maintenance of the county’s network of roads, […]

Transport Scotland sets out A9 plan

New procurement rules to find contractors to dual the A9 and a raft of safety measures are being promised by Transport Scotland to sort out notorious road. The letter from Lawrence Shackman, the director of major projects at Transport Scotland was written to the Inverness Courier in response to the newspaper’s crisis summit on the […]

Southampton City Centre parking tariffs to be reviewed and simplified

Southampton City Council is reviewing how parking tariffs within the city centre can be simplified and will be consulting on this from 1 September Southampton City Council is reviewing how parking tariffs within the city centre can be simplified. It is proposed that the council’s off-street parking facilities will change to a single charging period […]

Newcastle’s Fenham neighbourhood low traffic zone trial to end

A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham, in Newcastle ends on 8 September and will not be made permanent. Fenham was the first area of the city to pilot a neighbourhood low traffic zone trial A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham ends on 8 September and […]

Further works to begin today on Menai Suspension Bridge

Work will begin this week on the Menai Suspension Bridge to ensure it is permanently restored in time for its 200th anniversary. The second phase of works will see new permanent hangers installed, following a rigorous period of development and testing, as well as extensive painting work to the exterior of the bridge. Motorists are […]

National Highways’ A30 Cornwall upgrade to create country’s seventh green bridge

National Highways has announced that its updgrade on the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross in Cornwall will feature the company’s seventh green bridge. Formed with two decks and planted extensively with plants and hedging, National Highways says the green bridge over the new dual carriageway at Marazanvose will maintain and enhance connectivity for habitats […]

MPs to discuss Low Emission and Clean Air Zones in special evidence session

Representatives from the Local Government Association, London Councils and Bath & North East Somerset Council (on behalf of UK100) will be appearing before the Environmental Audit Committee this week as MPs continue evidence gathering on Outdoor and indoor air quality targets. The focus of the session will be on clean air measures being brought in by local authorities, and the measures the […]

Yunex Traffic wins major American contract

ITS technology provider Yunex Traffic has announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement to provide express lane and bridge tolling facility maintenance services for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in California. The contract covers toll infrastructure at the San Francisco Bay area’s seven state-owned bridges including the Bay, Antioch, Richmond, Dumbarton, and San Mateo, as well […]

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