£1.3m for UK driverless trials

Local Authorities and regional transport operators will study how self-driving vehicle technology can improve local transport in remote, rural, and urban areas, as they are awarded a share of £1.3 million in joint UK government and industry funding to study the feasibility of self-driving mass transit solutions across the UK. Six projects will study how […]

New highways services arrive in Suffolk as multi-million-pound partnership goes live

Suffolk Highways’ new partnership has launched, as Milestone Infrastructure and Suffolk County Council join forces to deliver highways services fit for the future. The new contract, which is worth in the region of £800 million – £1 billion, will deliver highway projects and improvements across Suffolk for up to 20 years, including maintaining roads, pavements […]

Road maintenance carried out in south Oxfordshire using innovative recycling technique

A south Oxfordshire road has being resurfaced using an innovative recycling technique which reuses all of the existing surfacing material and saved hundreds of tonnes of carbon. The technique, known as in-situ cold recycling, also allowed the road to be reopened eight days quicker than by using conventional resurfacing techniques. Oxfordshire County Council carried out […]

New Gipave trial taking place in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is carrying out the trial in North Street, Middle Barton, with its contractor Milestone Infrastructure and their partner Aggregate Industries to develop the use of Gipave – a Graphene Plus-enhanced asphalt. Rigorous development and testing of the asphalt were undertaken by Aggregate Industries at its Research and Development at Hulland Ward in […]

Road in Bedfordshire to receive flood defence work

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services, has secured its first contract under Eastern Highways Framework Three, to remodel and improve Blackburn Road in Dunstable on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council. The Company says it will be using its expertise in highway maintenance to reconstruct the carriageway, install a new drainage system and resurface […]

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