Transport Secretary visits Hampshire as record funding boost for resurfacing hits the road

Transport Secretary Mark Harper visited Kempshott Lane and St Michael’s Road in Basingstoke this week to see how the government’s record funding increase for pothole repairs is creating smoother, quicker journeys for residents as well as supporting the local economy. The Transport Secretary was joined by local councillors and Basingstoke MP Maria Miller to discuss […]

Milestone reached by VolkerFitzpatrick at Ash Road Bridge project in Guildford

The VolkerFitzpatrick team working on the Ash Road Bridge project in Guilford, Surrey, have began installing 19 bridge beams for the £19 million Ash Road Bridge project, undertaken on behalf of Guildford Borough Council. This marks an ‘exciting’ milestone in the construction of the new road bridge. Over the weekend, each beam, stretching an impressive 24 […]

EU “eyes car chips as next battleground with China”

Europe is widening its focus from high-tech to low-tech microchips as it fears a fresh challenge from Chinese subsidized firms to supply the electric vehicle boom. The European Commission will start to question microchip suppliers and customers about legacy chips and whether there is a dependency on China supplies, it told POLITICO in a statement, with […]

“Cultural vandalism”: Local outrage after historic Tadcaster bridge buried

Pressure is mounting to reverse the 2018 burial of a North Yorkshire Victorian railway bridge built by the first pupil of Robert Stephenson. About 150 objections to a retrospective planning application for the £133,000 of works National Highways carried out at Rudgate Bridge, north-west of Tadcaster, have been lodged with the local authority in recent […]

Suffolk: Over 220 offences detected during operation using HGV supercab

Police in Suffolk stopped over 200 vehicles, made two arrests and detected more than 220 offences, as part of a recent week-long roads policing operation.   The latest deployment of Operation Tramline saw police provided with an HGV tractor unit by National Highways, which allowed officers to carry out patrols across the county’s strategic road network […]

Cruise settles with pedestrian injured in robotaxi incident

General Motors Co.’s autonomous-car unit reached an $8 million to $12 million settlement with a pedestrian who was dragged by one of its vehicles in San Francisco, according to Claims Journal. The settlement was struck earlier this year and the injured pedestrian is now reported to be out of hospital. In the October incident, the […]

Cornwall: A38 Saltash cameras backed but speed limit branded ‘ridiculously slow’

New average speed cameras are expected to go live either side of the Saltash Tunnel sometime next month, but the 30mph speed limit has been called “ridiculously slow”. The cameras are part of a range of measures which also include improved signage and road layouts, new lighting, and changes to speed limits – including the speed […]

M3 Junction 9: Improvement development consent decision announced

The M3 Junction 9 Improvement application has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport. The project proposes the upgrade to the junction to allow free movement from the A34 to the M3.   The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by National Highways on 21 November 2022 and accepted […]

Teletrac Navman helps fleets decarbonise with new podcast series

Teletrac Navman, the connected mobility platform for industries that manage vehicle and equipment assets, has launched a  new podcast – ‘Mobilising The Future of Fleets’ – to provide an educational resource for fleets transitioning to different energy types and developed with subject matter experts from across the industry. With Teletrac Navman’s recent global telematics survey […]


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