DfT writing to Local Authority Chief Officers and Signals Managers about £70m funding

The next phase of the process to distribute £70 million of new money to Local Authorities to make traffic signals more efficient is underway, with letters and guidance outlining the application process sent to council Chief Officers across England. As part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers, the money is being spent on […]

Webinar will highlight how introduction of geosynthetic interlayers can extend pavement life leading to significant cost and carbon savings

Councils and their consultants are being invited to a webinar which is being delivered by Foster Contracting – a provider of geosynthetic interlayers for crack reduction in asphalt surfaces. Participants will find out how geosynthetics can optimise pavement performance bypreventing premature failure and extending pavement life to achieve whole life cost and carbon savings.Foster Contracting […]

Capes sets out £70m signals funding timescales

The manager of the Transport Technology Forum, Darren Capes has given more details about the process of allocating £70 million of extra funding to make traffic signals more efficient. Speaking in a session in the Smart Traffic and Parking Theatre at Highways UK, Mr Capes, who is also ITS Policy Lead at the Department for […]

LCRIG honoured for being Team of the Year

The team that makes up the running of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group have been honoured with an award. The Blackburn-based organisation won Team of the Year at the Highways Awards in London. This award goes to “a team of employees who have undertaken exceptional work within the public or private sector to improve/sustain […]

Duffy surprised with Lifetime Achievement honour at Strictly Highways awards

LCRIG’s outgoing Chair Martin Duffy has been honoured with a special Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his services to the highways industry. The industry veteran had been hosting the prestigious DfT Special Recognition awards ceremony when LCRIG President Will Britain surprised him with an award of his own at the end of the evening. […]

Duffy stands down as LCRIG Chair

Industry veteran Martin Duffy has announced he is stepping down as Chair of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group. Mr Duffy, who was formerly the CEO of the organisation, said it was the right time to get new blood into the organisation as it grows. “Maybe the new Chair will swim in a different pond” […]

£70m extra earmarked for signals upgrades, fine tuning and technology

The Government has announced a raft of measures to make traffic signals more efficient, including the replacement of old equipment, a new “Green Light Fund” and new technology to better manage city centre traffic. This is being described as “the biggest investment in traffic signals in decades”. The Department for Transport issued the Plan for […]

LCRIG announces record entries for this year’s DfT Special Recognition Awards

A record number of entries have been received for this year’s DfT Special Recognition Awards. There are a total of seven prestigious awards being handed out by Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) Chair Martin Duffy at the event in Blackpool on 4th October. LCRIG are proud to be hosting the prestigious Special Recognition Awards […]

Making the case for local roads on this week’s Highways Voices

“We are doing work in the area of skills working with Salford Council and Salford College, helping them put on their first apprenticeship programme for highways operatives, something that we are looking to perhaps potentially roll out into other regions,” says Local Council Roads Innovation Group CEO Paula Claytonsmith, as she tells Highways Voices how […]


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