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Highways England told to get roads moving after incidents
October 18, 2017

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Arundel Bypass ‘could be next Tywford Down’

Nine national campaign groups have written a joint letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling about what they called the ‘devastating’ impact of plans for a ... Read more

‘Iconic’ £600m Mersey Bridge opens

The £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge opened at the weekend, ‘on time and under budget’. The new six lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the ... Read more

Watchdog backs motorway services to cut drivers’ stress

Reading westbound services on the M4 has been named England’s top motorway services in a new user survey, which found that visiting services significantly improves ... Read more

£200m Manchester framework unveiled

A host of contractors have landed places on Manchester City Council’s £200m Highways and Infrastructure Construction Works framework. The framework is due to run for ... Read more

Oxford moots city centre petrol and diesel ban from 2020

Two councils have put forward joint proposals to introduce what they believe would be the world’s first Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre. Read more

‘Revolutionary’ benefits follow paperless fieldwork switch

An international line marking specialist has made hailed the switch from paper to a digital field management system, stating it helps work flow and gives increased protection against any missed work or out of date plans. Read more

TRL develops VR rig to help cut lorry blind spots

A leading transport research body has developed a ‘unique’ blind spot simulator rig that utilises virtual reality (VR) to improve road and vehicle design and ... Read more

Second World Congress podcast online

The second of four preview podcasts to get you ready for the ITS World Congress in Montreal, sponsored by Swarco and HMI Technologies, is now ... Read more

Glasgow to introduce Scotland’s first LEZ next year

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that work is underway to implement the country’s first low emission zone (LEZ) – which could include private cars – in ... Read more

Why RAP is music to the highways industry’s ears

The highways industry has embraced the many advantages of reclaiming and reusing asphalt – local authorities have been leading on this for many years.  Stephen ... Read more


Comment: Sleep deprivation – A hidden killer?

Transport expert Christian Wolmar argues that the transport sector as a whole needs to wake up to the dangers of tough shift patterns and a ... Read more

Ministers delay Silvertown Tunnel decision over pollution fears

The Government has delayed its decision on the Silvertown Tunnel project’s planning application amid concerns over its impact on air pollution. In a written parliamentary ... Read more

IHE rolls out new training courses

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) is launching new professional certificates in asset management and traffic sign design this autumn and has put out a ... Read more

Guidelines show how engineers can make roads safer

New guidelines published today could be used by any road agency in the world to make roads significantly safer, according to a leading safety charity. ... Read more

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