Sisk awarded £7.8m York Station Gateway Highway Works

John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has been awarded a contract for the £7.8m York Station Gateway: Highway Works project. Awarded through the YORCivil framework, this is a build contract with elements of design, and includes transforming many public realm aspects at the front of York Railway Station. This includes removing the Queen Street bridge and […]

New report says long term plan to improve roads in Lancashire is on track

New reports to Lancashire County Council’s cabinet present a ‘health check’ of Lancashire’s roads, outline plans to invest in maintenance to a number of roundabouts, and propose new standards for critical braking surfaces which prevent vehicles from skidding. One report outlines progress with the council’s long-term Transport Asset Management Plan which aims to improve the […]

Making the case for local roads on this week’s Highways Voices

“We are doing work in the area of skills working with Salford Council and Salford College, helping them put on their first apprenticeship programme for highways operatives, something that we are looking to perhaps potentially roll out into other regions,” says Local Council Roads Innovation Group CEO Paula Claytonsmith, as she tells Highways Voices how […]

ITS UK members urge Sunak to move forward with Future of Transport Bill

More than 50 members of ITS UK have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to move forward with a Future of Transport Bill in the forthcoming King’s Speech. It highlights the need for a bill in order to deliver the right environment for transport innovation to continue to thrive […]

National Highways launches Industry Awards for 2023

National Highways has launched its opportunity to showcase and celebrate the hard work, achievements and innovations within our industry, by inviting organisations and individuals to submit entries recognising the outstanding contributions that are shaping the future of the Strategic Roads Network. The National Highways Industry Awards are presented to individuals, companies and projects that have […]

Ireland authorises increased use of speed detection cameras

The use of speed detection cameras operating on Irish roads is to increase by 20% following agreement between Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Irish Police force, the Garda, Commissioner Drew Harris to increase funding for GoSafe speed cameras. An additional €1.2 million (just over a million pounds) is to be allocated towards GoSafe, which […]

“Significant progress” reported on Shetland tunnels

Shetland Islands Council has announced its “Shetland Short Crossings Project”, aimed at connecting all main islands by either a tunnel or a new ferry, is now at an advanced planning stage. The Council has lobbied both the UK and Scottish Governments on the issue, sharing the document ‘Shetland Forward’ to support its aspirations on short […]


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