drainage

Sector warned to make better use of drainage to tackle pollution

23/02/2022

As flooding risks rise, the highways sector is facing increasing calls to tackle the 'dangerous cocktail' of pollutants caused by road run-off into watercourses, with MPs and campaigners raising the alarm.

No money to protect river facing 'ecological disaster' after £250m works

11/01/2022

National Highways has been warned that drainage from a bridge that carries the M27 over a river threatens ‘an ecological disaster’ after it said it did not have the cash to carry out improvements.

Not any old iron: Shimpac calls for dedicated solutions

17/11/2021

The amount spent on temporary repairs, including specialised work on loose or sunken manhole covers and unsecure highway drains, is a major headache. The team at Shimpac argues that a dedicated ironwork seating system can be the solution.

Analysis: Key changes in the DMRB drainage standards update

24/07/2019

Steve Cox, principal consultant, Ramboll, gives Highways his expert insights into the drainage aspects to Highways England's update to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). 

Mega-pipes get HAPAS approval after complex collaboration

02/05/2019

A technically demanding collaboration between Highways England, the British Board of Agrément and the British Plastics Federation has delivered the first-ever HAPAS certification for plastic pipe drainage systems up to a 3500mm diameter.

Put it on (100% recycled) plastic with Clark-Drain

22/11/2018

A new drainage chamber constructed using 100% recycled polypropylene has been designed for traffic signals, street lighting and communication networks by Clark-Drain.

Design and product focus: I can stand the rain

19/10/2018

Don Blackburn, of Blackburn and Roberts Ltd, is a chartered engineer with decades of experience in highways drainage. He gives Highways an analysis of a couple of design and product ideas.

Polypipe’s sumpless gully chute goes with the flow

06/09/2018

Sustainable drainage and water management manufacturer Polypipe has launched a new gully chute for use in highway applications designed to reduce the risk of blockages.

Now that's smart: Coupling innovation set to save £240k

17/04/2018

A manufacturer has given details of how its coupling innovation is set to save a Highways England Smart Motorway project nearly a quarter of a million pounds.

AA members say road drainage is still poor during the summer

19/08/2014

Drainage on main and local roads continues to be a problem despite long dry periods this summer. That’s the view of almost half of AA members who took part in a Populus poll.

Flood probe on A595

03/01/2013

An investigation into major flooding on the A595 around Bigrigg south of Whitehaven in Cumbria will start next week.

Drainage work to last five months on A49

15/08/2012

A five month programme to repair the drainage system along the north and southbound carriageways of the A49 in Leominster will start at the end of this month.

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