UK Power Networks launches ‘Game-changing’ roadworks tool

An automated roadworks planning tool is cutting connection times for customers, in a trial led by UK Power Networks. The company successfully used 1Streetworks software in phase one of a trial to quote for and connect small power connections for customers. It reduced the hours surveyors spent on labour-intensive streetworks design plans from hours to […]

Government announces street works crackdown

The Government has announced what it calls a crackdown on disruptive roadworks which it says could cut congestion for millions of drivers and generate up to £100 million extra to resurface roads. It’s part of its plan for drivers announced last autumn, with Roads Minister, Guy Opperman, launching a street works consultation on a series of measures […] signs Florida deal to deliver safer roadwork zones

British road management and roadwork information provider has signed a multi-year agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to continue providing software and training for Florida’s statewide Lane Closure Notification System (LCNS). The agreement to use’s Live Link solution follows a one-year LCNS pilot program during which trained more than 2,000 […]

National Highways lifting roadworks for Christmas getaway

National Highways says it is working round the clock to give motorists an early Christmas present by removing more than a thousand miles of roadworks ahead of the getaway.    This means more than 98% of motorways and major A-roads will be roadworks-free in time for those travelling to see loved ones or making other journeys for Christmas.    It says to help […]

National Highways trials AI to ease roadwork problems

After inviting proposals last year and then producing a shortlist, National Highways has chosen three proposals that use technology to minimise the traffic disruption caused by roadworks. All three winning ideas use artificial intelligence (AI). They each get up to £60,000 to trial their ideas on the roads. They are among the proposals that were shortlisted in […]

Gloucestershire County Council switches to FixMyStreet Pro

Not-for-profit organisation SocietyWorks has launched a new, dedicated installation of its FixMyStreet Pro software for Gloucestershire County Council, through which residents can report local street, highway and environmental problems. Gloucestershire County Council joins more than 30 other local authorities, highways agencies and other public bodies in using FixMyStreet Pro for managing inbound reports of local […] wins Florida contract

UK-based road management and roadworks data technology provider has announced it’ll be working with the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) to create a Lane Closure Notification System (LCNS) pilot project for the area’s toll roads. CFX’s roads include some of the world’s busiest tourist corridors. The new LCNS, powered by the solution, will […]

National Highways lifting roadworks for August Bank Holiday

National Highways is lifting almost a thousand miles of roadworks for the August Bank Holiday weekend. A total of 972 miles of roadworks will be lifted and completed in time for the late summer getaway with seaside resorts, airports and theme parks likely to be among popular destinations.  The organisation is also reminding drivers to […]

Causeway Technologies acquires from Bridgepoint

Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies, backed by Five Arrows, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, the world’s leading digital road management platform from private equity firm Bridgepoint. The platform enables highways authorities, utilities companies and contractors to plan, coordinate and communicate work zones by enabling cross-sector collaboration and seamless public engagement. […]

Police chief promises to support National Highways at A12 roadworks

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has pledged his officers’ support to keep the A12 flowing while roadworks continue. National Highways began reconstructing the major route between Marks Tey and Stanway near Colchester last October with a contraflow and 50 mph limit. However there have been several accidents while the works have taken place. Chief […]


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