ADEPT

DfT announces £30m Live Labs 2

07/04/2022

Ministers have announced a second, UK-wide round of the ADEPT Live Labs programme, with a particular focus on making the construction, maintenance and running of the country's roads more sustainable.

ADEPT criticises 60mph limit on single carriageways

04/04/2022

Council directors have called for urgent changes to how road speeds are managed, suggesting the 60mph national speed limit on single carriageway rural roads was a 'particular concern'.

Local bridge standards decline and full collapses increase

24/03/2022

The number of substandard local road bridges across Great Britain has increased for the second year running to reach 3,211, according to a major survey.

ADEPT welcomes first female chair of transport board

22/03/2022

The first female chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board has said she hopes her achievement will give confidence to young people coming into the sector to progress their careers.

ADEPT comment: Towards a real benchmark in carbon reporting

10/03/2022

ADEPT and the Future Highways Research Group (FHRG), led by Proving Services, recently launched a guidance document to help tackle the challenging issue of ensuring consistent carbon measurement and reporting. Simon Wilson, FHRG research programme director, explains.

Live Labs 2 'will depend on first wave success'

03/12/2021

Approval for a second tranche of the ADEPT Live Labs programme is likely to depend on whether ministers can see any potential for the techniques developed under current pilots.

DfT considering zero carbon Live Labs 2

17/11/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) is considering plans for a sequel to ADEPT's Live Labs project, following the success of the initial programme of technological trials in local places.

ADEPT Autumn Conference to focus on collaboration, climate and COVID

07/10/2021

The 2021 ADEPT Autumn Conference on 18 and 19 November will focus on 'collaboration, climate and COVID recovery', and features an impressive speaker line-up from a range of department areas.

ADEPT National Traffic Managers Conference: 'Unlearn the normal'

10/09/2021

The third ADEPT National Traffic Managers Conference will take place on Wednesday 13 October at the Welford Road Stadium, Leicester under the strapline: ‘Embrace challenge, plan response and unlearn the normal.’

Gibson takes on Liverpool highways challenge

14/06/2021

Former ADEPT president Neil Gibson will be part of the team of independent commissioners who will oversee improvements at Liverpool City Council, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

ADEPT calls for 'freedom to build'

27/05/2021

ADEPT’s new president has called for the complete removal of council borrowing restrictions to help authorities deliver an upsurge in affordable homes, with the Government and developers providing cash for supporting infrastructure.

Live Labs drone project hits new heights

08/04/2021

Amey is embarking on the second phase of its drone trial technology project in Kent, focusing on inspecting vegetation and highways assets and identifying defects in power and water utilities infrastructure.

ADEPT/RAC Foundation: Council bridges decline as scour checks fall

29/01/2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, new research shows.

Sensational sensors put data on dashboards

15/12/2020

Sensors are playing a major role in the ADEPT's SMART Places Live Labs projects, monitoring real-world issues from air quality to pavement condition, and from traffic flow to flood risk. But, as Chris Ames reports, it’s what local authority highways staff are able to do with the data that looks truly smart.

Comment: Building habits from positive changes

01/12/2020

Mark Kemp, chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board, explains the organisation's policy position on active travel and how it is a vital component of the transport solution.

Traffic management and the road ahead: Highways speaks to ADEPT's Mark Corbin

26/10/2020

Following the second annual ADEPT National Traffic Managers conference, Mark Corbin, key route network manager for Transport for West Midlands and chair of ADEPT's National Traffic Management Forum, spoke to Highways about the issues his sector faces.

Inclusive roads: Making highways improve health and save lives

08/10/2020

Speaking to ADEPT's annual traffic management conference, Kate Carpenter of Jacobs gave an important analysis of the role of modern road and vehicle design in public health.

DfT seeking partners in reform

07/10/2020

The Department for Transport and partners are preparing to award contracts for work that could support major reforms, including updates to traffic regulation orders (TROs) and guidance on the design of streets.

'Spring 2021' timeline for councils to moving traffic enforcement powers

07/10/2020

Councils in England could have control of enforcement powers for moving traffic violations by the middle of next year, the Department for Transport’s head of traffic and technology has said.

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

Also Inside:

  • Buying better roads
  • Coming clean on carbon
View the latest issue


Highways jobs

Project Manager

£32,798 to £38,553
The post holder will be required to undertake all project management duties necessary to deliver those essential activities. Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Recruiter: Torfaen County Borough Council

Parking Team Leader

£28,226 - £29,174
We have an opportunity for a Parking Team Leader to join our team in West Cumbria. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Recycling Monitoring Officer

£27,009 - £31,155
Turn your environmental passion into practical action. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Engineer (Highways)

£37,491 - £44,598
To provide operational delivery of a range of specialist professional and technical services for the Highways Group. Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Assets

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Assistant Director of Highways and Engineering

to £85,239
Imagine a diverse town full of contrasts, a strong identity and residents who are proud to call it home. Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Bolton Council

Assistant Engineer (Assets and Design)

£25,419 - £30,984
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Structures

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Chartered Structural Engineer to join our Highway Asset and Design team on a permanent, full-time basis. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Highways Development Control)

£36,371 - £38,553
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated, creative and innovative and suitably qualified or experienced Senior Engineer. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer

£35,336 to £41,591
The successful applicant should hold a degree or equivalent in a technical/engineering subject and have 5 years’ experience. Newbury, Berkshire
Recruiter: West Berkshire Council

Transport Strategy Officers

£33702 - £35432 per annum + generous pension, agile working + more
The Transport Strategy team at Buckinghamshire council is recruiting to 4 exciting new roles, focusing on our priorities to encourage people to travel England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recruiter: Buckinghamshire Council

Specialist Heavy Plant Operator

£22,571 - £24,920
This new opportunity/position is to work within both the Northumberland County Council SE Maintenance. Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Network Coordination Assistant

£19,650 - £20,043
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Network Management team within the Highways service. Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Development and Flood Risk Officer

£28,373
Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth. Essex (Anywhere Worker)
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Waste Management Operative

£20,468
Leicestershire County Councils, Contracts and Haulage Team are looking to recruit a Waste Management Operator to join the team. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Waste Transfer Station Plant Operative

£20,807
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Waste Management Delivery Service. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Contract Management Officer

£22,571 - £32,798
Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking to appoint a Contract Management Officer into the Highways Contracts and Commissioning Team. Various places - working out of office base
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Waste Management Supervisor

£24,283.58 - £26,812.09
The role will be responsible for supervising the Waste Transfer Station and Internal Haulage operation. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Project Engineer

£25,418 to £36,370
We are looking for Project Engineers to join our teams in Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond and Boroughbridge. Boroughbridge, York
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Project Engineer – Electrical

£33,486-£36,370
We are looking for a Project Engineer – Electrical to join our Electrical Engineering Team. Leeming Bar, Northallerton (Hybrid Working)
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Highways Presents

 

Highways on Fridays

Register now!

Latest Video