Inverness Area Roads capital programme approved for 2024/25

Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee have agreed a list of proposed prioritised roadworks which will be funded out of Highland Council’s Capital Budget allocation for 2024/25. The local allocations capital budget for 2024/25 remains to be established, which will be calculated from the approved capital budget allocation. The estimated area capital roads’ […]

Solihull Council seeks views on A452 Chester Road Improvement Scheme

Solihull residents and commuters are being invited to share their views on a new multi-modal improvement scheme being developed to tackle congestion and reduce journey times along a key section of the A452 (Chester Road). The proposed scheme will aim to improve the highway capacity between the roundabouts with Moorend Avenue and Coleshill Heath Road […]

Burges Salmon advises North Somerset Council on Banwell bypass as UK Government grants CPO

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase team at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has worked with North Somerset Council on the £90m Banwell bypass which was granted Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) by the Department for Transport last week. Funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, the bypass will run to the north of Banwell village, removing traffic congestion […]

Nominations now open for Highways Heroes Awards 2024

Following last years highly successful #highwaysheroes awards, entries for this year’s event are now open. Climaxing in a glittering awards ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on 28th November 2024, the event remains the only ceremony which truly recognises those unsung heroes in our sector. The Highways Heroes Awards come after a time of unprecedented […]

LCRIG unveils dates for 2024 events

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has announced that bookings for their flagship 2024 events are now open exclusively to members, ahead of going on general release. This exclusive member-only access offers members an opportunity to secure a place at their popular events. Last year’s events sold out in record time, and so members […]

Local Authorities updated on signals funding process

The Transport Technology Forum has updated local authorities waiting to hear if their applications for a share of £40 million of new money to make traffic signals more efficient have been successful. As part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers, announced by Secretary of State Mark Harper last October, the money is being […]

Lords call for “rapid recharge” in EV strategy

The Environment and Climate Change Committee of the House of Lords has published its report ‘EV strategy: rapid recharge needed’. It says progress in EV take-up is not happening fast enough, and major barriers remain. In the report it points out EVs make up about only three per cent of all cars currently on UK […]

London’s first bookable kerbside management scheme launches

Kerbside management company Grid Smarter Cities has announced that a new project allowing companies to book space at two loading bays is now live in partnership with Southwark Council. The bays across two areas of Walworth Road will be managed via the Kerb Platform to support the loading and unloading activity of local businesses and […]

Police collaborate on abnormal load movement

Seven police forces in the East have teamed up with the Metropolitan Police in an effort to coordinate the movement of abnormal loads through their counties, and to the edge of the capital, making it easier for hauliers to plan their journey movements outside of embargoed times. The borders between the forces, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, […]

CRH Ventures launches Roads of the Future Accelerator

Venture capital and innovation fund company CRH Ventures has launched its latest accelerator programme – Roads of the Future. The programme targets promising start-ups in the Construction Technology (ConTech) and ClimateTech space, focusing on groundbreaking innovation for advancing the future of roads. CRH Ventures says the Roads of the Future accelerator will identify companies that […]


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