Reading cuts carbon emissions by 51% and council reduces own carbon footprint by 74%

Reading’s carbon emissions have fallen by 51% since 2005 – the eighth largest reduction across 374 local authority areas in the UK. The borough’s cut in carbon emissions compares with a UK average of 39.3% and south east England average of 38.9% over the same period. Reading Borough Council has also reduced its own carbon […]

West Midlands road users to benefit from early completion of M40/M42 safety upgrade

Safety enhancements at the M40/M42 interchange in the West Midlands are due to be complete before Christmas, several months earlier than planned. The National Highways scheme, which has seen around five-and-a-half miles of steel central reservation barrier replaced with concrete, new drainage installed and lighting replaced, was originally due to be complete in spring 2024.  […]

Weymouth Station scheme does the double at top regional engineering awards

A transformational project to create a more welcoming and user-friendly space for residents, businesses, and visitors at Weymouth train station has won two trophies at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2023. The £1.2m project led by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Dorset Council, using funding from South Western Railway, was designed by […]

Westmorland and Furness Council starts search for contractor to deliver surface treatments

Westmorland and Furness Council has started its search for a contractor to deliver capital highway maintenance works with a focus on surface treatments. The services to be delivered under this contract are capital highway maintenance works to repair worn out carriageway. Primary works will include surface dressing, micro asphalt, asphalt preservation, high friction surfacing work […]

Shrewsbury On Your Bike scheme wins £340,000 of Government funding

A bike hire scheme, more rickshaws, cargo bikes and an electric shuttle service will be trialled in Shrewsbury following a successful funding bid. Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership has secured more than £340,000 of UK Government funding for the ‘On Your Bike’ project which will see a range of active travel options coming to the […]

Active Travel work moves up a gear in Dundee

More than £1.25 million worth of work is to start on the next phase of the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth Active Travel Project on Monday November 13.  This will deliver the Caste Green & Mill Street Shared Cycleway and footway, which includes improvements at the Castle Lane/Esplanade junction.  Funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans […]

Court rejects legal challenge to Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

A legal challenge to stop the operation of Glasgow’s Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) has failed. The case, brought by a car repair firm operating within the zone, said the restrictions on high-polluting vehicles would be detrimental for business. Following a two-day hearing in Edinburgh, the Court of Session rejected criticisms levelled at the scheme, saying […]

New technology used to assess Staffordshire’s roads

Highways inspectors in Staffordshire will soon have another tool in their bid to assess the condition of the county’s roads—AI. As inspectors make their way around the county, a smartphone app mounted to the windscreen will collect video data. Officers then upload the footage to be processed via AI, giving them a full picture of […]


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