Surrey County Council asks residents for views on road safety improvements

Surrey County Council has started a public consultation on the future direction of road safety in the county. Between 20 and 30 people die on Surrey’s roads every year, with many more injured, according to the council. The local authority’s Vision Zero strategy aims to reduce fatal and serious injuries by 50% by 2035, with […]

Roads capital programme approved for Nairnshire 2024/25

Members of the Nairnshire Committee have agreed a list of proposed prioritised roadworks which will be funded out of the Capital Budget allocation for 2024/25. The actual 2024/25 capital roads budget allocation for Nairnshire is still to be finalised. The estimated area capital roads programme is currently based on previous years’ baseline £7.2m Highland Area […]

Aggregate Industries completes trial of Foamix on the M65

Aggregate Industries has successfully completed the trial of its new, innovative Foamix product, marking a significant achievement in pursuit of a sustainable lower-carbon solution for pavement construction, repair, and maintenance. Trialled on an M65 slip road in Lancashire, the new Foamix solution is a cold recycled bitumen-bound material, manufactured with carbon-negative aggregates and biogenic bitumen […]

Boost for vital highways maintenance work in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council secures £1.3 million boost in Government funding for vital highways maintenance. The wheels of progress are set to roll smoother in West Berkshire as national Government allocates a total of £1.3million in highways maintenance funding to West Berkshire Council. Split over two financial years, the funding is courtesy of the Department for […]

Harris defends smart motorway safety

The Chief Executive of National Highways has explained that plans to improve safety on smart motorways have been implemented, and that statistics show they are as safe or safer than conventional motorways. Answering questions at the Commons Transport Committee, Nick Harris pointed to additional signage, information campaigns and stopped vehicle detection technology, and said the […]

More than 110,000 potholes recorded on Northern Irish roads in 2023

Official data analysed by car insurance company suggests there were 110,023 recorded potholes on Northern Ireland roads in 2023 – an increase of 9%. A survey of drivers suggests 91% of them in Northern Ireland have issues with potholes in their area. 94% of respondents also believe not enough is being done about potholes, […]

smartmicro introduces an in-cabin road safety radar

Global traffic radar sensors and solutions company smartmicro has introduced a new all-in-one In-Cabin Radar, covering the entire vehicle interior with a single sensor. It says this revolutionises safety applications including child presence detection, intrusion detection, seat belt reminders and health monitoring. The in-cabin 60-64 GHz radar, featuring a single board and single chip design […]

Winvic Completes Major Highways Improvement Works for Lincolnshire County Council

Multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects company Winvic Construction has announced it has handed over its first project under its Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) highways framework contract. It says the major improvements will accomplish the project’s goals of reducing congestion and improving safety at Boston’s A16/Marsh Lane roundabout and futureproofing the roundabout for upgrades down […]

HERE partners with what3words

Location data and technology platform, HERE Technologies has announced an expansion of its global partnership with innovative addressing system what3words. Customers using the HERE platform’s Location Services application programming interfaces (APIs) will be able to easily activate their what3words license via HERE from later this year. HERE is making what3words available in its platform amid […]


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