Driverless’ public transport under consideration amid Northumberland development

Innovate UK has awarded £160k for a study to determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH) in Cramlington. The initiative, led by developer Dysart, in collaboration with Newcastle University, Milestone Transport Planning, Dromos, and Pegasus Group holds the promise of […]

Highways contracts in Northumberland bringing social value to the region

A new range of contracts developed by Northumberland County Council’s highways and procurement teams will ensure a focus not just on quality and value for money, but also take into account social value and carbon initiatives when awarding work. Early results have already led to one of the council’s roads contractors providing community support worth […]

New technology supporting aim to cut spine road accidents in Northumberland

New technology is being introduced on one of the county’s busiest roads in Northumberland in a bid to cut accidents.  The A189 southbound approach to the A19/A189 Moor Farm Roundabout, near Cramlington, has an unwanted record of rear end shunt type collisions – and the roundabout itself is the number one collision hotspot in Northumberland.   Research has pinpointed factors including high approach speeds […]

Northumberland County Council changes gear on new campaign

Northumberland County Council is asking residents to slow down and ‘change gear’ as part of a new campaign to encourage more people to ditch their cars in favour of walking and cycling.   ‘The Big Northumberland Gear Change’ is the council’s battle-cry to save the environment and health of residents by encouraging people to adopt more sustainable ways of getting around the county. A dedicated new website has been developed to convince residents to reduce their reliance on cars, which is crucial to […]

HIGHWAYS... DAILY

All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.