Heidelberg Materials invests in mobile cold recycling plant

Heidelberg Materials UK has invested in a mobile cold recycling mixing plant,demonstrating its commitment to conserve natural materials, promote the circulareconomy and decarbonise its products. The batching plant can use both reclaimed and primary aggregate to produce coldmix materials, which provide a lower carbon solution for road construction andmaintenance projects. The Wirtgen KMA 240i mobile […]

Battersea road safety upgrade to tackle collision hotspot for pedestrians and cyclists

Plans for the new scheme are focused on improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers along Battersea’s Queenstown Road towards Chelsea Bridge. Wandsworth Council’s Transport Committee unanimously agreed to upgrade this stretch of road following 79 collisions in recent years, using contributions from local developers and Transport for London. With a focus on more […]

Additional £8.1m announced to fix the worst roads in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Government has said there will be an additional £8.1 million for highway maintenance in Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said the funding would help “to deliver additional resurfacing schemes and continue to address the poor condition of our road network”. Last week, the Sinn Féin minister announced £1m of additional funding to […]

£4.7bn of reallocated HS2 funding to be spent across North and Midlands

The Government says millions of people in the North and the Midlands will benefit from better public transport, reduced congestion and upgraded local bus and train stations thanks to the new £4.7 billion Local Transport Fund announced today (26 February).  Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Transport Secretary Mark Harper have confirmed that the North will […]

“Obnoxious” HGV driver to be fired after blocking safety camera

A Heavy Goods Vehicle driver who obstructed a mobile speed camera van in Rotherham has been “dealt with” for offences, and will now also face dismissal from his employer. South Yorkshire Police says that, on Tuesday 20 February, a mobile safety camera van was parked on Dunstan Road in Maltby when the driver of a […]

Council calls on Transport Secretary and National Highways to prioritise A40 works

Monmouthshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment has contacted the Transport Secretary Mark Harper to ask for the current single lane traffic restrictions on the A40 to be relocated to the east of the Dixton roundabout to ease traffic on the A40 and Wye Bridge. The request also included that future works […]

Council road maintenance in England drops to lowest point in five years

Council road maintenance in England dropped by 45% in 2022/23 compared to five years ago resulting in 3,366 fewer miles receiving any kind of improvement work, according to RAC analysis of new government statistics. It says that, checking RDC0321, 764 miles of A roads were strengthened, resurfaced or preserved in 2022/23, a 37% decrease (458 […]

A1 to have resurfacing work in Scotland

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland is planning ten nights of resurfacing works on the A1 at North Granthouse, Houndwood and South of Bankton next month. The works will take place from 11 to 22 March with the road closed in both directions between Ayton Junction and Tower Farm Junction, the northbound carriageway will be […]


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