Roads Minister Richard Holden and National Highways CEO Nick Harris on today’s Highways Voices

We hear from the Roads and Local Transport Minister and the CEO of National Highways on a busy Highways Voices from Highways UK 2023 today. These are brought to you thanks to the sponsorship of AGD Systems and Traffic Group Signals, Kiely Bros, Re-flow, Stantec and Yunex Traffic. In the podcast from Birmingham’s NEC, Richard Holden MP tells Paul Hutton about the National […]

Long term review sets out pressing need to modernise infrastructure to support economic growth and climate action

Improved infrastructure to boost economic growth across the UK and meet climate goals is both achievable and affordable if the right policy steps are taken now, according to the government’s independent advisers on infrastructure strategy. The Second National Infrastructure Assessment – a five yearly review conducted by the National Infrastructure Commission – sets out a programme of […]

Hull City Council announces major increase in footpath improvement schemes 

Hull City Council has announced a significant increase in footpath resurfacing across the city.  As part of the council’s investment in the city’s footpaths, 70 improvement schemes are expected to be delivered in this year’s Footway Programme, compared to an average of 47 delivered in the previous three years.   Further, almost all areas of the […]

Winners of Manchester City Council Highways Construction Work framework announced

Manchester City Council has awarded nine firms places on its latest Highways Construction Work framework to deliver transport infrastructure projects across the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire roads network. The £100m framework will run for two years with an option for a further two-year extension. It has been split into lots covering small works up […]

Roads Minister writes to authority Chief Executives explaining National Parking Platform

The Roads and Local Transport Minister, Richard Holden, has written to every local authority Chief Executive urging them to join the new National Parking Platform. The NPP is a Department for Transport-led initiative to simplify parking payment, with four primary functions.  These are to provide simplified and improved customer service, a data exchange to enable […]

Harris talks of rebuilding, not roadbuilding

The Chief Executive of National Highways has told a packed auditorium at Highways UK that there will be no announcement of new roads in the next Road Investment Strategy, RIS3, and that this is now a time for “rebuilding, not road building,” to help our country to grow. In his keynote address at the major […]

ARTSM features Guidance for the Use of Portable Traffic Signals, Edition 1

The Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management has issued guidance intended to replace the DfT Pink Book and TALS 2/11 and 3/11 with immediate effect. DfT have confirmed they will begin the process of withdrawal now the new the Use of Portable Traffic Signals, Edition 1 has been released. Trainers, TM operatives, utilities works […]

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