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.

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Highways jobs

Development Engineer

£34,476 - £39,777 per annum
The team requires someone who can inspect, measure and monitor highway works Bexley (London Borough), London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Bexley

Assistant Parking Services Officer – CMB1029e

£24,294 - £24,702
Are you looking for a role where you can work independently and with a great team of people? Carlisle, Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumberland Council

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprentice

£236.80 per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to train as a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Trainee Traffic Installation Technician

Competitive + Commercial Vehicle
If successful in this role you will learn to install traffic signals, including the installation of ancillary and associated equipment and highways systems. England, Cumbria, Carlisle
Recruiter: Telent

Head of Transport Strategy & Road Safety

£76,594 - £84,443 per annum
We have a unique opportunity for you to shape, influence and create a better future for Warwickshire Warwickshire
Recruiter: Warwickshire County Council

Transport Development Officer OCC615931

£35,745 - £38,223 per annum
You will support senior colleagues in providing the highways and transport input to strategic development proposals. Oxfordshire
Recruiter: Oxfordshire County Council

Technical Lead - Oxford Workplace Parking Levy OCC616196

£47,420 - £50,512 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Oxfordshire County Council to join the Central Team Oxfordshire
Recruiter: Oxfordshire County Council

Traffic Management Order

between ME12 £42,840 and ME15 £54,129 per annum
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with an eye for detail responsible for drafting and making traffic management orders Merton, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Merton

Team Leader LGV Driver

£26,421.00 - £29,269.00, Grade 6, 37 hours, Permanent
An exciting opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for a Team Leader LGV Driver Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Waste Recycling Operative

£24,294.00 - £25,979.00, Grade 5, 37 hours, Permanent
An opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for a Waste Recycling Operative. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Recycling Centre Site Operatives

Up to £23344 per annum + Per Annum, Pro Rata if part time
Recycling Centre Site OperativesPermanent, Full Time£23,344 per annum (pro-rata for part time roles)Location
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highway Asset and Development Manager

Grade N Scp 50 £59,031 to Scp 53 £62,076, plus car allowance
To be responsible for leading, developing and delivering an effective, efficient and safe Highway Asset Management Service Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Bolton Council

Streetworks Compliance Officer

£33,945 - £34,834
This is an exciting opportunity to join a new Streetworks Team Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Administration Assistant

£24,294 – 25,979 pro rata
We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable person. Accrington, Lancashire
Recruiter: Hyndburn Borough Council

Mechanic (LCV/LGV)

£32,076 - £33,945 Plus Tool Allowance
The successful applicant will inspect, service and repair a variety of vehicles (LCV/LGV) Accrington, Lancashire
Recruiter: Hyndburn Borough Council

Contract Officer BDR

Band H - Band J £33,024 - £43,421 (pay award pending)
We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented, motivated, and ambitious person to become the BDR Contract Officer. Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Principal Transport Officer

£63,112 per annum
leading the capital’s largest new regeneration project. Brent Civic Centre (32 Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ).
Recruiter: Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Highway Condition & Safety Inspection Officer - CMB982e

Grade 10, £33,945- £34,834 per annum
To undertake regular highways safety and condition inspections of the highways network Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumberland Council

Director of Open Spaces, Leisure & Culture

up to £133,569
Enfield is home to an increasingly diverse population we are investing in our places and people Enfield (London Borough), London (Greater)
Recruiter: Enfield London Borough Council

Director of Economy, Transport and Planning

Circa £140,000
Instantly recognised for our maritime heritage and the UK’s only Island city. Portsmouth, Hampshire
Recruiter: Portsmouth City Council

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