Two environmental awards for highways’ all electric road bridge repair work in Cheshire

No noisy drilling, no heavy digging as Cheshire East Council highways engineers set about repairing a badly damaged road bridge in the borough. The team managed to carry out the whole repair project using carbon-saving super-quiet equipment and in return have been awarded an environmental award by the Green Apple organisation, plus an innovation award for the […]

New bus services coming to Oxfordshire this month

Bus services are being restored to many Oxfordshire communities who have been without regular public transport since 2016. Following Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet’s decision to allocate £1.2 million to improve rural public and community transport, further new services will be launched this month to connect more villages back to the bus network, market towns and […]

Tarmac delivers trio of UK’s lowest carbon road maintenance projects

Three local roads in the north east have become the lowest carbon highways ever to be resurfaced in the UK, thanks to a project that has set a new benchmark for the way roads are maintained. Working in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council together with international partners including Shell, Volvo CE, […]

Kier Transportation confirmed as preferred bidder for Birmingham Highways PFI contract

Kier Transportation has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract. When approved by the government the new deal will start February 1 2024 and continue until June 2035. Work will cover 2,500km of roadways and 5,000km of footways across the UK’s largest local authority. […]

Work comes to an end on A38 maintenance scheme

A comprehensive maintenance scheme which will mean safer and more reliable journeys using the A38 through Staffordshire is coming to an end. The final cones will be removed from the busy dual carriageway this week marking the conclusion of the essential works between Fradley and Barton under Needwood. National Highways has carried out a programme […]

National Highways recognised for geospatial innovation

National Highways has been announced as the only UK winner of an Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award, having won the accolade for its innovative use of geospatial technology, enabling a quicker response to incidents on the road network. National Highways is using Esri enterprise GIS to support its Digital Roads strategy by consolidating all […]

Fife Council fighting the battle against potholes

Fife Council is fighting the battle against potholes with a new road surfacing process. Working with COLAS Ltd, the council is using a microsasphalt surfacing technique on 28 roads in Cowdenbeath, Anstruther, Pittenweem and St Andrews. The aim is to use the preventative treatment on roads to seal the surface, prevent potholes and prolong the […]

Lanternn by Valerann™ earns top recognition at the ITS UK President’s Awards 2023

Valerann’s road traffic data analytics platform, Lanternn by Valerann™ (LbV), has been announced as the winner in the “Best Use of Data or Connectivity” category at the ITS UK Awards. The recognition was presented at the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony in London this week. This annual award ceremony, hosted by ITS UK, the foremost […]


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