Trial of new approach to fixing potholes in Essex

A new method of filling in potholes and cracks in roads is being trialled in Essex. Essex Highways is trialling the new method in Colchester and Tendring. At the moment, the council repairs potholes by cutting out the surrounding road surface. Hot asphalt is then poured into the defect and compacted to fix it. Roadmender […]

Knowsley Council starts search for contractors for £100 million highways works contract

Knowsley Council has started its search for contractors for a highways works contract. The council is looking for contractors to deliver a range of services all based around planned and reactive maintenance and highways capital investment projects. The Highways Term Service and Associated Professional Services contracts will run for seven years with a possible three […]

ORR report shows England’s best and worst regions for motorway and A-road surface condition

A new report from the Office of Rail and Road shows that the condition of road surfaces in National Highways’ East region – covering Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire, is consistently lower than in the rest of England. The South West region, covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, and Wiltshire, consistently performs the best. ORR’s Benchmarking Road Surface […]

LCRIG honoured for being Team of the Year

The team that makes up the running of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group have been honoured with an award. The Blackburn-based organisation won Team of the Year at the Highways Awards in London. This award goes to “a team of employees who have undertaken exceptional work within the public or private sector to improve/sustain […]

A83 and A815 reopen following landslides

Road maintenance and management firm BEAR Scotland has confirmed that the A83 between Tarbet and Inveraray has re-opened to all traffic after closures due to landslides caused by heavy rain. Since Saturday, this section of the A83 has been closed to allow the extensive clear-up of landslide material from the route at Glen Kinglas, and […]

Milestone Infrastructure wins place on Procure Partnerships Framework

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services’ Transport Division, has been awarded a place on the second-generation of the Procure Partnerships Framework national contractor framework. Milestone will provide infrastructure services, including works on roads, motorways, bridges, and works in urban environments. The framework will run for four years and start on 1 November 2023, […]

Oxa announces partnership with eVersum to deploy autonomous passenger shuttles

The autonomous vehicle software developer Oxa, and eVersum, provider of electric commercial vehicles and passenger transport solutions, are partnering to design, develop and produce shared autonomous passenger vehicles. They say these vehicles will be offered to public transport operators in Europe and the US, to revolutionise the transportation sector, with the first being autonomous city […]

Dartford Crossing protestors lose Supreme Court appeal

two Just Stop Oil protesters have lost their Supreme Court appeals against jail sentences for scaling the bridge the Dartford Crossing. Morgan Trowland, 40, and Marcus Decker, 34, were jailed after using ropes and other climbing gear to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, causing gridlock when police closed it to traffic last October. In […]

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