Investing in surface dressing saves councils’ money in the long-term, says REA

The latest additional money (2023/24) for highway maintenance should be spent on preparation for surface dressing, to help prevent potholes forming in the future, and less money being spent on fixing them.  In subsequent years (2024/25 onwards), the additional money should be invested into  surface dressing and other preventative maintenance treatments. These are the thoughts […]

Highways Heroes Awards 2024 returns to Park Lane as it goes back to the future

The Highways Heores Awards has announced the venue for its 2024 awards ceremony, which will be the Hilton on Park Lane in London on the 28th November 2024. Overlooking Hyde Park, Within Half A Mile Of Green Park And Buckingham Palace the Hilton London, Park Lane is one of the premier events venues in the […]

PTV Principal Modeller reflects on the future of modelling

Following the PTV User Group meeting in London on 27 November, the company’s Principal Modeller in the UK, Laurence Chittock has written his thoughts on the event and the state of the industry. He discusses industry challenges, technological advancements including AI and Machine Learning, and adaptability. Highways News publishes his thoughts below, in full: PTV […]

Mott MacDonald says it’s focussed on the future after DfT reappointment

Mott MacDonald has been re-appointed by UK’s Department for Transport as its Futures and Foresight Support Advisor. Mott MacDonald will continue helping the DfT embed ‘futures thinking’ into its decision-making processes. ‘Futures thinking’ is an approach that supports decision making at the strategic planning stage of projects. Projects commissioned will make use of the GO-Science Futures […]

Work gets underway on A428 scheme

Upgrades to the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route on the A428 across the border between Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire have started. The £1 billion scheme will create a new 10-mile dual carriageway and numerous junction improvements, transforming journeys between the A1 Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire and A428 Caxton Gibbet roundabout in Cambridgeshire. Walkers, cyclists […]

Motorcycle safety drive wins Prince Michael award

A motorcycle safety project in Scotland has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for improving road markings and therefore motorcyclist safety. Project PRIME is a collaboration between Transport Scotland worked with the Road Safety Trust, BEAR Scotland and globally recognised expert Professor Alex Stedmon which saw the creation of 22 trial sites across […]

Bus drivers “may strike” over London LTNs

It’s reported some London bus drivers are threatening strike action because they are spending so much time sitting in traffic around Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. The Times quotes official data showing some worst-hit routes mean buses take an hour to pass two stops, and drivers have now formed an alliance outside their union to speak to […]


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