Powys: Motorists braced for 2-hour roadworks diversion

WORK to repair a 1-kilometre section of road in Powys will see some motorists face a diversion of around 2 hours, and force them to travel an extra 60 miles. The Powys County Times says that work on the section of the A40 trunk road in south Powys will commence on Tuesday night, March 12, […]

Budget “a missed opportunity to help consumers”, says SMMT

Jeremy Hunt’s (pictured) Spring Budget represents a missed opportunity to jumpstart the mass EV transition amid slowing demand for privately bought EVs. After consumer confidence in the EV transition was damaged by last September’s mixed public messaging, and with manufacturers now under an ambitious mandate to sell growing proportions of electric vehicles, the industry was […]

Swarm Data: The end of the traffic jam?

Connected devices are fast becoming more entwined with our lives and habits. Our phones were first, with appliances following. Now, it’s the turn of the car, says Wired magazine, Audi has its own vision for a Connected Car – a smart vehicle designed to bridge the gap between the driver and the connected world. Part […]

Development Consent Order approved

Plans to upgrade the A66 route between Penrith and Scotch Corner were today (7 March 2024) given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Transport. The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project, which is a key part of the government’s £24 billion investment into roads, will transform journeys along the A66 in the North of England. […]

Mid-Wales: More overnight road closures announced

TWO more overnight road closures have been announced from Monday with lengthy detours being put in place. Following the news that the A44 in Llanbadarn Fawr will be closed overnight for two weeks from Monday to allow essential repairs to take place, Traffic Wales has announced there will also be overnight closures on the A487 in Aberaeron […]

Petition launched after fatal A44 crash

A PETITION calling for signs and speed cameras on a road where three people including a six-year-old boy were recently killed is gaining momentum. Campaigners told Worcester News that there have been previous issues on the A44 Spetchley Road and the deaths have sparked them to launch the official petition appealing to Worcestershire Highways. The petition, entitled Speed Camera Spetchley […]

Transport Skills Academy tackles gender disparity in the West Midlands transport industry

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) own skills academy has been marking International Women’s Day (8th March) and National Careers Week (4th-9th March) by encouraging women in the region to consider a career in transport. The sector has historically been male-dominated and faces the challenge of attracting and retaining diverse talent. In 2023, women made up just 21% of […]

Extra funding for road maintenance in Dorset

As its annual programme gears up for spring, with extra funding Dorset Council is set to bolster its proactive measures to look after its roads. This includes more pothole repairs, resurfacing and  preventative treatments to manage road condition and maintain highway safety. £2.068 million each for the years 2023/24 and 2024/25 from the Department for […]


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