Highways on Fridays

Councils battle to keep roads open as Emma meets the Beast

01/03/2018

Councils across the country have been battling to keep their highway networks operating safely as the most severe threat of snow moved from Scotland and the North East to Wales and South West England.

Council seeks contractor for £120m river crossing

01/03/2018

Norfolk County Council is advertising for a contractor to design and build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth, in a contract worth up to £75m.

Tarmac takes on 45 ex-Carillion staff to drive highways projects

01/03/2018

Tarmac has so far taken on 45 former employees of the failed construction and outsourcing giant Carillion, including two apprentices, and is encouraging others to apply for work.

New route for the Stonehenge road tunnel unveiled as costs rise

12/09/2017

Highways England has modified its plans for a road tunnel under Stonehenge as part of its £1.6bn A303 upgrade, however it still faces staunch criticism over the scheme and its mounting costs. 

JCT symposium lights up the signals sector

12/09/2017

The 2017 JCT Traffic Signals Symposium will again provide a platform for high quality papers, supported by an exhibition tailored to signals and ITS professionals.

Comment: HFS – lifesaver or maintenance liability?  

12/09/2017

After recent guidance from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and ADEPT provided new evidence on the long-term cost effectiveness of high friction surfacing (HFS),

Make Mways safe for infrequent users, RAC Foundation says

11/09/2017

Motorways should be made ‘welcoming and safe’ for drivers who rarely use them, the RAC Foundation has said. It follows an analysis of Department for Transport

Podcast Episode One: The road to Montreal – ITS World Congress

08/09/2017

Our sister publication, Smart Highways, is doing a series a preview podcasts sponsored by Swarco for the ITS World Congress in Montreal. Editor Paul Hutton

Leading highways research group relaunches after 14-month break

31/08/2017

A major highways research initiative, which has previously involved 33 local authorities and helped deliver millions in savings, is relaunching after a 14-month hiatus.

£9m scheme to improve hairpin bend on A9 goes to market

31/08/2017

The bidding process has been launched for the £9m A9 Berriedale Braes Improvement scheme.

Comment: Public sector can power EV adoption

31/08/2017

Gareth Smith, category manager at ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation), discusses the role of the public sector in bringing about the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and a new purchasing framework launched by his organisation to help drive this forward.

Case study: When ‘Kerb to Kerb’ solutions bring savings

31/08/2017

A-one+ and LMS Highways successfully kept the M180 flowing while making crucial repairs on a tight deadline.

Highways Awards shortlist announced

31/08/2017

The shortlist for this year’s Highways Awards (formerly Highways Magazine Excellence Awards) has been announced, ahead of the ceremony on Wednesday 18 October. Winners will

Plans unveiled for £300m Merseyside and Cheshire schemes

31/08/2017

Highways England has set out preferred options for two major new road schemes worth more than £300m in Merseyside and Cheshire.

Driverless cars could cause ‘mega sprawl’ urbanisation

30/08/2017

Town planners must prepare for the potential of driverless cars to cause massive urban sprawl and resultant damage to wildlife and green spaces, a research fellow at Oxford University has warned.

Oxford launches car charging trial of ‘global scientific significance’

29/08/2017

Electric vehicle drivers in Oxford will benefit from a joint city and county council scheme to install approximately 100 electric vehicle charging stations in residential streets – using six different charging technologies.

‘First of its kind’ speed solution on the A75

29/08/2017

Clearview Intelligence has installed what is thought to be the first speed calming solution of its kind on the A75, tailoring speed warnings to individual vehicles.

Exclusive: Local roads financial reporting set to be updated

25/08/2017

A potential update to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Code of Practice on the Highways Network Asset could see a move to whole of government accounts (WGA) financial reporting for local roads, Highways understands.

Exclusive: IHE eyes benefits of three-day forecasting

25/08/2017

Confidence in three-day weather forecasting has increased to such a degree that it could soon help save highways authorities significant amounts of cash on gritting runs and proactive winter service, Highways understands.

Monumental lighting 53% more efficient

25/08/2017

Technology used for architectural ornamental lighting, such as monuments, have been adapted for use on the strategic road network in a national first.

Highways jobs

NEAT Team Operative /Driver

£19,312 - £19,698
NEAT Team Operative / Driver - Weekend worker required to cover Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday / Monday Alnwick, Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Civil Enforcement Officers

£22,183 - £24,491
Civil Enforcement Officers - Berwick, Alnwick and Blyth areas. Seasonal roles May 2021 to October 2021. Berwick, Alnwick and Blyth areas
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Senior Transport Planner (Active Travel and Travel Plans)

£37,638 - £43,659 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Transport Planner to manage projects, in... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Group Engineer - Highway Operations

£40,876 - £45,859
Are you an experienced engineer looking for an opportunity to improve the lives of the local people of Kirklees. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Group Engineer - Highways Network Management

£40,876 - £45,859
Are you experienced engineer looking for an opportunity to improve the lives of the local people of our towns and village centres? Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Group Engineer - Safety Design

£40,876 - £45,859
We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our Highways Safety Design team Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Gardener

Starting at £20,823 per annum, rising to £22,212
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Chelmsford City Council to join our dynamic team of Gardeners who assist with maintaining Chelmsford’s Pa... Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Crime)

£35,745 – £43,857
The role is investigation led with enforcement primarily focussed on fly-tipping and business waste non-compliance offences. Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Recycling Manager

£41,952 - £48,663 per annum
The position sits within the North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA’s) Strategy and Services team, managing the waste recycling services for... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Engineer (Design and Construction)

£32,234 - £35,745
Applications are sought from experienced Civil and Highways Engineers looking to further their careers in engineering Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Recruiter: Denbighshire County Council

Street Works Inspector Coring

£27,741 to £30,451
Are you a problem solver and enjoy working with a wide variety of people? Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Parks Operative

Grade 4 - Starting at £20,823 per annum, rising to £22,212
Chelmsford City Council are looking for a Parks Operative to work within Chelmsford City Grounds Maintenance Team. The successful candidate will de... Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Supervisory Inspector - Gas

£37.722 - £40.869
We are looking for an experienced professional person to working within our Gas Repairs and Installation team which will... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior Permit Coordinator

£35,745 - £39,880
We are looking for a Senior Permit Coordinator to line manage our permits and licences team. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

Contract Management Officer

£22,183 - £32,234
You will support the management of the Authority’s Highways Service commissions that deliver corporate and directorate objectives, focused on... Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Highways Delivery Manager

£37,890 - £41,881
We are seeking a Highways Delivery Manager to join our Highway Operations Team. Blackburn, Lancashire
Recruiter: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Independent Travel Trainer

£23,805 - £28,845 per annum
Are you passionate about helping young people transition to independence, specifically through SEN Transport? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Independent Travel Co-ordinator

£31,869 - £38,616 per annum
Are you passionate about helping young people transition to independence, specifically through SEN Transport? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Notice Processing and Permits Officer

£24,982 - £27,041
We are seeking a Notice Processing & Permits Officer who will process parking tickets and permits in line with the required legislation and... Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Construction Cost Manager

£38,447 - £41,412
This role is based within the Commissioning Service, working with the Highway Service and Street Lighting service, it provides... Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

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