National Highways working on installing beams for new M67 bridge

National Highways has begun installing the first set of new beams on St Anne’s Road bridge over the M67 in Greater Manchester. The steel beams, each pair weighing around 97 tonnes, will carry utility cables and pipework, ensuring services such as water, gas and electricity remain on during the next phase of work. Following the […]

Non-charging plan in Salford delivers cleaner air faster than charging zone, modelling shows

Building on the transformational Bee Network, and using clean air funding already awarded by government, Greater Manchester’s proposal includes a £51.2m investment in zero-emission electric buses for the Bee Network, £30.5m to fund grants for cleaner taxis, and £5m for measures to manage traffic flow on some roads in the centre of Manchester and Salford. […]

Telent to improve vital communications for Greater Manchester

Digital infrastructure specialist Telent says public sector organisations across Greater Manchester will have easier and faster access to digital services thanks to a major new communications network being implemented by the company in a partnership with Cisco. Telent was selected to assist with the design, build and management of the Greater Manchester (GM) One Network […]

Councillors call for changes to speed camera location rules

Councillors in Greater Manchester want more freedom to place speed cameras where they think they are necessary, rather than wait for a required number of serious crashes to happen before they are allowed to act. At the moment, according to safespeed.org, cameras can be placed where there least four people killed or seriously injured per […]

M56 upgrade moves to 70mph

The upgrade of the M56 between Altrincham and Hale in Greater Manchester has moved to operation at 70 mph. Operation at the maximum national speed limit of 70mph was introduced on the stretch of smart motorway following work to calibrate technology, including stopped vehicle detection. A separate project involving overnight work to resurface lanes along […]

Andy Burnham issues personal statement over Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published a statement on his personal website over comments regarding the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone. It regards allegations to do with perceived conflicts of interest over the zone, electric vehicle charging and work his wife does related to it. Within the message, Mr Burnham refers to […]

TfGM sets outs plans for its Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has set out its plans for its soon to be launched Greater Manchester cycle hire scheme. The 24/7 Bee Network Cycle Hire Scheme, phase one of what will eventually be a region-wide offering, will be operated by micromobility company Beryl and will consist of an initial fleet of 1,200 pedal bikes […]

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