Burges Salmon’s role in National Highways scheme recognised at NIPA Awards

Burges Salmon’s role in the delivery of National Highways’ A417 Missing Link project has been recognised by the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA), which won the NIPA Infrastructure Award at a ceremony held last night. The project is a landscape-led highways scheme that will deliver a safe and resilient free-flowing road while conserving and enhancing […]

Greater Manchester Combined Authority outlines plans for a digital roads network

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has outlined plans for a digital roads network supported by 5G. This follows the provision of £3 million to the city-region under a Department for Science, Innovation and Technology scheme to support regional initiatives in 5G innovation. The authority said the digital roads network will be developed with the aim […]

£7 million safety upgrade for M53 in Cheshire

A £7 million programme of safety improvements along a section of the M53 between Ellesmere Port and Stoak in Cheshire will start this week. National Highways is replacing large sections of ageing steel safety barriers in both the northbound and southbound verges and central reservation between junction 9 and junction 11 of the motorway. A major […]

National Highways updates Simister Island plans

National Highways has responded to a public consultation into its plans to upgrade the Simister Island junction in Greater Manchester. The newspaper the Bury Times reports plans have changed in terms of scale, from a reduction in land needed for drainage to small realignments of the scheme boundary. A spokesperson told the paper: “We undertook […]

Transport Scotland begins awareness campaign around pavement parking ban

A public information campaign is getting underway in Scotland to make people aware that they could soon be fined for parking on the pavement. The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, with certain exemptions designated by local authorities – for example to ensure safe access for emergency […]

A57 Mottram bypass in Peak District approved

The High Court has rejected a legal attempt by the countryside charity CPRE to stop the A57 Mottram Bypass from being built. The A57 link road project in the Peak District was approved by the Transport Secretary, but the CPRE claimed there were issues with the way cumulative carbon assessments were carried out, along with […]

NHS “spends £65m making ambulances ULEZ compliant”

The National Health Service is reportedly having to spend £65 million to buy ambulances that meet ULEZ requirements in London. The Mail on Sunday says Freedom of Information requests sent to NHS ambulance services in the South of England reveal the agreements made with Transport for London that exempt them from the expanded Ulez for […]

Cruise CEO resigns after crash controversy

The Chief Executive and co-founder of General Motors driverless vehicle division Cruise has resigned after the company provision of all rides following a collision with a pedestrian in the city last month. The person had been hit by a human-driven vehicle who then drove away before the collision with the driverless vehicle. In a series of messages […]

National Highways uses unmarked HGV to spot 400 unsafe drivers on M62

National Highways’ Operation Pennine has seen police forces travel the M62 between Liverpool and Hull, using its unmarked HGV cabs to spot unsafe driving. The most common offenders were drivers using mobile phones at the wheel – 86 in total. With their elevated position, camera equipped HGV cabs are ideal for spotting unsafe behaviour in […]


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