Self-driving vehicles on UK roads by 2026 as Automated Vehicles Act becomes law

Self-driving vehicles could be on British roads by 2026, after the Government’s Automated Vehicles (AV) Act became law yesterday.   Announced in the King’s Speech, the AV Act enables advanced technology to safely drive vehicles on British roads. The new law puts Great Britain firmly at the forefront of self-driving technology regulation, unlocking the potential […]

Honda to debut Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at ACT Expo 2024

Honda will debut a Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on May 20, showcasing the start of a new demonstration project aimed at future production of fuel cell powered products for the North American market. Honda is seeking new business collaborations as the company expands its hydrogen […]

LGTAG Presidential Conference: Collaborative Research – From Research to Reality

The LGTAG annual conference this year will be focussing on: Collaborative Research – From Research to Reality and is to be held at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford on the 5th June 2024 The Highways Sector is a vast array of many varied disciplines. It relies upon many new technologies and processes, from connected vehicles to […]

US diplomats owe £14m in unpaid congestion charges

US diplomats have racked up more than £14m in outstanding congestion charge debt in the last two decades, new data shows. Transport for London (TfL) revealed on Monday it was owed £14.6m from the American Embassy, which pipped Japan’s £10m, says CityAM. “We and the UK government are clear that the Congestion Charge is a charge […]

Late May bank holiday set to be busiest on the roads since COVID

More than 20m leisure journeys are expected to be made by car this late May bank holiday as traffic returns close to 2019’s pre-pandemic levels, according to a new study of drivers’ getaway plans from the RAC and INRIX. Analysis suggests the worst day to travel will be Friday 24 May when more than 4m […]

M2 bridge repair work commences

Drivers are being informed of several upcoming closures on the London-bound Merrals Shaw Bridge in Kent for essential maintenance.  Overnight and weekend closures are planned in May and June on the M2 Junction 2 for work on the Merrals Shaw bridge interchange.  The work, including replacing expansion joints, resurfacing, and waterproofing, is critical to keeping the bridge in […]

The Traffic Group set to showcase latest innovations at Traffex

The Traffic Group is coming together at Traffex 2024 (CBS Arena, Coventry from 22 – 23 May 2024) on stand C30 to present a range of new solutions across its ITS, parking and temporary traffic management markets. A leader in innovative solutions, the business has been enhancing the performance of products across its portfolio using artificial intelligence. […]

National Highways continues work as M5 Avonmouth Bridge nears 50th anniversary

National Highways is welding the future of the M5 Avonmouth Bridge for generations to come as the iconic structure marks its 50th anniversary next week. Over the past five decades a significant amount of unseen work has gone into maintaining the bridge and currently a programme of welding is being undertaken on the underside of the […]

Cormac invests over £1m in training and development

Over the last 12 months, Cormac has shown commitment to delivering value for its communities by investing over £1 million in training and development. In 2022/23, the leading civil engineering, highway, and environmental services provider delivered 1,327 weeks of training. Cormac is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, which is demonstrated in its […]

Heidelberg Materials grows recycling business line with acquisition of B&A Group

Heidelberg Materials UK has acquired B&A Group, one of the leading construction soil and aggregate recycling companies in south west England. The Bristol-based company employs a team of 70 and specialises in the supply of recycled and primary aggregate as well as site clearance, earthworks, land remediation and sustainable land regeneration. It had its most […]


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