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Highways England seeks more passport sign-ups

25/09/2020

Highways England has called for more members of its supply chain to register for its Passport scheme.

Automated cone laying moves forward with road trials

24/09/2020

One of Highways England’s prototype automated cone laying vehicles has taken to the road network for the first time after successfully completing extensive off-road testing.

UN backs worldwide 20mph limits

24/09/2020

The United Nations has backed the use of 30km/h (approx 20mph) limits as part of a worldwide drive to cut road deaths and injuries by half.

London Bridge repairs completed ahead of schedule

23/09/2020

FM Conway has completed an essential maintenance and waterproofing programme for London Bridge almost four weeks ahead of schedule.

A96 left out as Scotland advertises North trunk road deals

23/09/2020

The Scottish Government has published contract notices for the two remaining trunk road maintenance deals, worth around £1.4bn.

Exclusive: Major review reveals selective and frustrated market

23/09/2020

A market review based on interviews with 13 top level private sector service providers has given an in-depth insight into the local government highways sector.

The A14 story part 2: Economy plus ecology

23/09/2020

The second in our series of exclusive behind-the-scenes briefings on the award winning A14 scheme from the team at Atkins. This week Highways hears about how a legacy of wildlife habitat innovations was achieved.

Staffs e-scooter trial goes Live

23/09/2020

Staffordshire County Council and Amey have partnered with two electric scooter providers to launch micromobility trials as part of the ADEPT Smart Places Live Labs programme.

Revealed: Highways sector deal proposals handed to DfT

23/09/2020

Proposals for a highways sector deal have been drawn up by the Highways Sector Council and are currently being reviewed by the Department for Transport.

Highways England signs up to new disability help

23/09/2020

Highways England is introducing new resources to make it easier for people with disabilities to use its network.

Matheson warns of long road to A83 fix

23/09/2020

Transport Scotland has published 11 corridor options for the Access to Argyll and Bute (A83) project, including the existing route through Rest and Be Thankful.

'Car-led recovery' as school run hits the road

21/09/2020

A senior rail executive has warned that Britain ‘stands on the precipice of a car-led recovery’ from the pandemic.

London traffic control extensions for Siemens and Cubic

21/09/2020

Siemens and Cubic Transportation Systems have also secured one-year extensions to their Traffic Control Maintenance contracts with Transport for London, Highways has learned.

Kier announces another big loss as pandemic 'stalls progress'

18/09/2020

Kier Group made a loss of £225m in the year to 30 June 2020 as the pandemic hit its revenues.

Shapps asked to intervene in councils' LTN row

17/09/2020

A London borough council leader has asked the transport secretary to intervene in a dispute over a neighbouring borough’s low traffic neighbourhood.

Telent gets green light for signals contract extension

17/09/2020

Transport for London has given Telent a one-year extension on its Traffic Control Maintenance contract.

Smart motorway opens without new spec

17/09/2020

A £164m all lane running scheme on one of the country’s busiest stretches of motorway is now fully open.

Call for £1.2bn safety boost as UK falls behind

17/09/2020

A new report has called for an investment package of £1.2bn to improve the safety of more than 5,000km of roads and prevent more than 8,000 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years.

Exclusive: Shell to secure patent on 'low ageing' bitumen

17/09/2020

Shell Bitumen is set to secure a patent on a new technology that inhibits the ageing process, Highways can reveal.

Extending the life of bridges with integrated solutions

16/09/2020

Installing structural monitoring solutions on bridges can alert local authorities and highways agencies to which structures require attention and help them to prioritise where budget is spent - Dave Bradshaw, monitoring manager at Mabey Hire, explains.

The A14 story: The team moves digital forward

16/09/2020

In the first of a series of articles from Atkins on its role in the award winning Highways England A14 scheme, the team discuss how their pioneering approach to digital technologies is a further legacy of the project.

Wandsworth drops LTN trial after just one month

16/09/2020

Wandsworth Council has suspended its Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) trials over ‘concerns with emergency access and traffic flows’.

Tipping point: Alternative fuels outsell diesels

16/09/2020

For the first time in the modern era, alternative fuel cars have outsold diesels.

Highways England trials 60mph limits to cut pollution

15/09/2020

Highways England is trialling 60mph speed limits on short sections of its network to bring air pollution within legal limits.

VINCI Highways names new president

14/09/2020

Belen Marcos has been appointed president of VINCI Highways, VINCI Concessions’ road mobility subsidiary.

M4 at centre of 'stolen powers' debate

14/09/2020

There are concerns in Wales that the UK Government may use powers ‘stolen’ from devolved nations to build the £1.5bn M4 Relief Road at Newport – which Welsh ministers cancelled last year.

Mott hits the final spot

14/09/2020

Highways England has appointed Mott MacDonald to the final place on its Regional Delivery Partnership (RDP) technical adviser framework in a deal worth up to £20m.

Dangerous drivers could face life sentences

14/09/2020

The Government has pledged to change the law next year to meet an earlier pledge to introduce tougher sentences for ‘killer drivers’.

Tolhurst replaced by Courts at DfT

14/09/2020

Kelly Tolhurst MP has left the Department for Transport (DfT) for the communities department MHCLG and will be replaced by Robert Courts.

ARTSM to review standards for traffic detection equipment and data

10/09/2020

Board member of TOPAS, the Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM) has launched a review of CCTV, sensing technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) Devices.

TOPAS: Updating tender documentation requirements

10/09/2020

Traffic Open Products and Specifications Limited (TOPAS) has urged procurers to check tender documents and revise them to meet the current requirements.

Latest figures reveal shocking levels of speed compliance

10/09/2020

Latest Government statistics found half of cars and vans exceed the speed limit on motorways and more than one in 10 speed by more than 10mph.

ESPO launches £14m highway electrical works framework

09/09/2020

The public sector professional buying organisation ESPO has published a contract notice for a £14m framework for highways electrical work.

Yotta on the up as work and staff increase

09/09/2020

Connected asset management software and services provider Yotta has announced strong business growth and expanded its staff by 10%.

Scotland plans to end road deaths by 2050

09/09/2020

The Scottish Government aims to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured on the road network by 2030 and achieve zero fatalities by 2050.

Analysis: Problems with Specification

08/09/2020

Ian Thomas of the Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM) and chair of the BSI B/509/10 Subcommittee for Breakaway Safety, discusses the importance of specifying adequately when ordering road signs, and cakes.

Enforcement costs soar as Welsh 20mph limits accelerate

08/09/2020

Concerns have begun to emerge over the costs and practicalities of ensuring compliance with a sudden proliferation of 20mph limits in Wales.

LCRIC becomes a Community Interest Company

08/09/2020

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has officially established itself as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

Grass Concrete's 50 years on song

04/09/2020

Grass Concrete Limited is celebrating 50 years of green growth; a half-century of commitment to the environment based around its Grasscrete paving innovation.

New CEO at FM Conway has huge act to follow

04/09/2020

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has announced the appointment of Adam Green (pictured) to CEO as Michael Conway MBE steps into the role of chairman.

Bearing the load: Congleton link road bridges

04/09/2020

Highways reports on the £90m Congleton link road and the bridge structures that make it so special.

Analysis: Preparing for the perfect storm

04/09/2020

Following the Stonehaven rail disaster, highways industry expert and former chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Richard Hayes, discusses some of the engineering and safety issues around landslips.

Register for your new Cold Comfort Digital Academy!

04/09/2020

Cold Comfort Digital Academy will take place online on a dedicated virtual platform from 21-24 September 2020.

Road safety report finds success and stagnation

04/09/2020

A new report is set to highlight road safety progress and a lack thereof, with some routes cutting fatalities by 50% over the years while typically less than 2% of road sections show any measurable improvements.

Exclusive: ORR road safety staffing level 'less than one person'

03/09/2020

The highways monitor for the English strategic road network (SRN) does not have a single member of staff whose job is focused solely on road safety, Highways can reveal.

Labour calls for national cycling safety campaign

03/09/2020

Labour's shadow transport secretary, Jim McMahon, has called for 'a comprehensive new national cycling safety campaign targeted at both cyclists and motorists'.

Highways England grants £3m towards Bristol EVs

03/09/2020

Businesses in Bristol are set to enjoy free electric vehicle (EVs) loans thanks to a £3m grant from Highways England secured by Bristol City Council.

Scottish road works commissioner appointed

03/09/2020

Head of roads at Glasgow City Council, Kevin Hamilton, has been appointed as Scottish road works commissioner.

Transport Scotland outlines future of virtual consultation

03/09/2020

Transport Scotland has launched its first virtual public exhibition, which outlines a platform for the future of community consultation.

Pothole audit ‘misses the point’, AIA says

01/09/2020

A key industry body has dismissed the Government’s announcement of a ‘first-of-its-kind audit into the mapping of potholes in England’ as a distraction from the task of maintaining the local road network.

RIS 2 'has sufficient safety cash', O'Sullivan says

01/09/2020

Highways England has sufficient safety funding in its budget for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2), its chief executive has said.

Ministers seek middle path on pavement parking

01/09/2020

The Department for Transport has published a consultation setting out three options to tackle the issue of pavement parking.

Econ spreads out with Cardiff hub

28/08/2020

Econ Engineering has invested £2.1m into a new service hub and parts distribution centre in Cardiff.

Options appraisal for Rest and Be Thankful

28/08/2020

A long-awaited appraisal of options to improve the resilience of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is underway.

Medway hands Volker £9m LED lighting deal

28/08/2020

VolkerHighways has been awarded a street lighting contract with Medway Council, worth over £9m, that will see thousands of energy efficient lights installed.

Shapps promises roads ‘in top condition’ within months

28/08/2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has launched what his department called a first-of-its-kind audit into the mapping of potholes in England ‘to better target improvements so that roads are in top condition as people return to work and school’.

You do me wrong: Highways England appoints claims lawyers

27/08/2020

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has been appointed by Highways England to help recover damages for repairs to roadside assets caused by allegedly negligent motorists.

EST gets to grips with high speed micro surfacing job

27/08/2020

Eurovia’s surfacing business, EST, has recently completed what it says is the largest micro-surfacing operation ever undertaken on the strategic road network.

Weekend jams predicted as drivers return from UK holidays

27/08/2020

An estimated 18 million leisure trips will be taken by car this weekend, 1.8 million more than last year, new research from the RAC suggests.

McCann partners Balfour on Top highways project

27/08/2020

Work to build two junctions at the site of a new village at in Nottinghamshire is underway, with local firm McCann commissioned to deliver the highways elements.

CMA finds competition risks in Breedon's Cemex deal

27/08/2020

The competition watchdog has found that Breedon’s acquisition of CEMEX UK gives rise to competition concerns and given the parties five days to propose acceptable undertakings.

SRN fatalities down by a sixth

25/08/2020

Fatalities on the strategic road network have fallen to a level last seen in 2014, new statistics suggest.

Scottish councils get active travel funding boost

25/08/2020

The Scottish Government has cut its match funding requirement for permanent active travel infrastructure after giving councils nearly £39m for pop-up physical distancing schemes.

O'Sullivan to leave Highways England

21/08/2020

Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan is to stand down early next year.

Highways England publishes RIS 2 road map

21/08/2020

Highways England has published its long-awaited Delivery Plan for the £27bn 2020-2025 Road Investment Strategy, which includes a pledge to open 52 schemes and start work on 12 new major road projects.

The cost of safety

20/08/2020

Sean Coffey, member of the executive committee of the Assocation for Road Traffic Safety and Management, argues that safety should be seen not as a hurdle but as an advantage.

Taking care of the urban hazards

20/08/2020

Safety specialist Highway Care has launched a new line of crash cushions and end terminals, designed for urban, low-speed environments of under 80 km/h.

VALE accentuates the positives of the tractor-towed spreader

20/08/2020

York-based VALE Engineering has said it is ‘taking the fight to the competition’ with its largest ever tractor-towed salt spreader.

Griffiths gets £70m Pompey deal after contract adjustments

19/08/2020

Portsmouth City Council is set to award Alun Griffiths a framework contract worth up to £70m to deliver highway and redevelopment works – more than two years since it first advertised the contract.

Search for Area 3 contractor after Kier extension

19/08/2020

Highways England has begun procurement of a maintenance and response contract in the South of the country worth up to £190m over eight years.

Traffic management made simple

19/08/2020

Keith Manston, head of product management, intelligent traffic systems, Siemens Mobility Ltd, discusses the long awaited installation of the first ‘production’ Plus+ traffic signal control system.

Construction launches working group for ‘post-Brexit world’

18/08/2020

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has set up a dedicated Brexit Working Group as the clock ticks towards a possible no deal exit from the current standstill arrangements.

Heatwave causes full closure of Hammersmith Bridge

18/08/2020

Hammersmith Bridge in West London is now closed to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic after engineers discovered ‘a sudden deterioration in key parts of the suspension structure’.

Out with the old, in with…the old

17/08/2020

Responsibility for managing and maintaining the trunk road network in the South of Scotland is in (nearly) new hands.

Econ launches towable liquid de-icer spreader

14/08/2020

The country’s leading manufacturer of winter maintenance equipment has unveiled a towable trailer that can precision spray liquid de-icer for over 100km before needing a refill.

Comment: Stepping up on health and safety

14/08/2020

Paddy Murphy, managing director of Aggregate Industries’ Contracting Division, discusses new initiatives that are designed to make high-risk activities as safe as possible

ORR says Highways England given 'insufficient' safety funds

13/08/2020

Highways England was not sufficiently funded to improve roads on its network that fell below an internationally recognised safety rating, despite a clear pledge in its 2015-2020 delivery plan, its regulator has stated.

The cost of COVID: ‘Historic’ fall in workloads but industry ready to bounce back

13/08/2020

As the UK falls into recession with GDP tumbling 20.4% in April-June, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has released a report counting the impact of COVID-19 in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year.

A view from all angles

13/08/2020

Christina Liassides, senior consultant at Gaist Solutions Limited, talks to Dominic Browne about the company's new SafetyView innovation and why it is their most advanced road survey solution yet. 

A83 still closed as rain hits Rest of Scotland

13/08/2020

Heavy rainfall has caused disruption and damage on roads across Scotland, with severe weather warnings exacerbating a new closure of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful.

Amey scoops £35m Bradford street lights deal

13/08/2020

Bradford Metropolitan District Council has awarded Amey a contract worth around £35m over four years to upgrade its street lighting and help it develop as a smart city.

Former Highways editor moves to LCRIG

13/08/2020

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has appointed former Highways editor Alec Peachey as its new content director.

Balfour looks ahead with confidence despite £26m loss

12/08/2020

Balfour Beatty PLC made a pre-tax loss of £26m for the half year ending 26 June, which it blamed mainly on the impact of COVID-19.

ASI and Velocity team up on treatment

12/08/2020

Road repair specialist Velocity has teamed up with ASI to offer the Rhinophalt preservative treatment for road surfaces.

Road safety charity launches £300,000 COVID-19 fund

12/08/2020

A £300,000 fund has been opened to help local authorities respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Traffic volumes approaching pre-lockdown levels

12/08/2020

Latest figures from the Transport Technology Forum (TTF) suggest average traffic levels across England are close to pre-lockdown levels, with daytime traffic levels exceeding the pre-lockdown level for the first time.

Watch an 800-tonne bridge glide slowly along the M53

11/08/2020

Highways England has released video showing six giant remote-controlled transporters removing an 800-tonne bridge from the M53 near Birkenhead.

Sensors test ahead of Forth crossings handover

11/08/2020

The Queensferry Crossing will partially close overnight this weekend to allow for the final calibration of structural health monitoring sensors.

West Sussex comes out fighting

11/08/2020

West Sussex County Council saw major new highways contracts worth potentially £200m begin just nine days into lockdown, but the authority and its partners provided an excellent example of how #highwaysheroes rose to the challenge.

Comment: Mobile mapping has come of age

11/08/2020

Ronald van Coevorden, advanced solutions manager, EMEA - Geospatial, at Trimble, argues mobile mapping is an ideal solution for public and private institutions involved in highway planning, construction and maintenance.

T Levels aim to narrow engineering skills gap

11/08/2020

This September marks a step forward in vocational engineering training for young adults, with the launch of the Government's T level qualification.

BAM Nuttall scoops £200m link road deal

10/08/2020

The start of construction on a proposed £200m link road between the M54 and M6 in the West Midlands has moved closer with the award of the contract to BAM Nuttall.

Contract notice unveiled on £3.6bn Highways England framework

10/08/2020

Highways England has published the contract notice for its 6-year £3.6bn Operations Scheme Delivery Framework.

Procurement journey begins on £1bn Trans-Pennine Project

10/08/2020

Plans for one of the biggest roads projects in the north of England are gaining speed as procurement has started for the £1bn A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project in North Yorkshire.

Comment: To really make things better, we must build back together

06/08/2020

Disability campaigner Lord Holmes of Richmond argues that it is not enough to build back better; we must build back together with accessibility at the heart of our infrastructure-led recovery.

Amey bridges gap from Forth to Severn

06/08/2020

Highways England has awarded Amey a 15-year Specialist Bridge Inspection and Maintenance contract worth £16m a year.

Planning reforms raise highway funding fears

06/08/2020

Changes to developer contributions could threaten funding streams for council highways and other infrastructure, national and local politicians have warned.

Council funding row as M4 junction works start

06/08/2020

Work is to start next week on a £17.5m motorway junction improvement project after the council controversially diverted nearly £5m from an art gallery to make up a funding shortfall.

Webb takes the chains at the IHE

05/08/2020

The presidency of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has been officially handed over to Stephen Webb, who will serve until June 2022.

Smart motorway alliance reaches out to supply chain

05/08/2020

Highways England’s Smart Motorway Alliance is set to hold a virtual supply chain strategy briefing event.

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Project Engineer

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Via currently has fantastic permanent and fixed-term opportunities to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Project Engineer Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Lead Project Manager

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Via currently has a fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects & Improvements Team as a Lead Project Manager Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Highway Improvements Officer

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Via currently has fantastic opportunity to join our Major Projects and Improvements Team. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Park Ranger

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£21.591 - £21.981
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of staff responsible for the security, cleanliness and general maintenance and... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior Structures Engineer

Kent County Council
£33,678 per annum
We are looking to recruit a Senior Structures Engineer to provide engineering support for maintenance of highway structures, liaising and... Kent
Recruiter: Kent County Council

Contracts and Strategy Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£42684 - £45585 per annum
The Directorate of Communities & Environment prides itself on the service it provides to the residents of Royal Greenwich. We are looking to recruit s England, London, Greenwich
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Regeneration Delivery Manager - Heritage Action Zone

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£42684 - £45585 per annum
(Fixed Term Opportunity until March 2024)Woolwich town is undergoing a period of intensive regeneration with huge investment in new housing, transport England, London, Woolwich
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior Local Engineer

Birmingham City Council
£27,741 - £34,728
The Senior Local Engineer role is to provide technical service at senior level to Local Engineering teams Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Traffic & Transportation Engineer

Conwy County Borough Council
£41,881 - £44,863 per annum
You should have a degree or diploma in civil engineering or other relevant discipline, and extensive experience in... North Wales
Recruiter: Conwy County Borough Council

Principal Development Co-ordinator

Gloucestershire County Council
£33,799.00 - £38,813.00 + 12% MRS
Leading on the review of Major Development Proposals. Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Highways Development Management (HDM) Manager

Gloucestershire County Council
£53,445.00 - £58,008.00 + MRS
To oversee all aspects of Highways Development Management from pre application discussions to road adoption. Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Principal Development Engineer

Gloucestershire County Council
£33,799.00 - £38,813.00 + 12% MRS
You will be responsible for undertaking design audit of third party developer works under Section 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980. Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Director of Environment

Southwark London Borough Council
Up to £136,000
A fairer future for all A fairer future for all Southwark, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Southwark London Borough Council

Director of Public Health

Southwark London Borough Council
Up to £136,000
A fairer future for all Southwark, London (Greater)
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Parks Development Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£26,999 - £29,636 per annum
You will work with community groups, organisations, ward members, residents and colleagues in order to... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Head of Infrastructure & Facilities

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
circa 100k
We are seeking a Head of Infrastructure & Facilities to lead the strategic management of the service in a unique and exciting opportunity for a... Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Recruiter: East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Senior Professional and Technical Officer – Project Manager

Bristol City Council
£32,910 - £34,728
We are seeking to appoint a Project Manager, to work in the Transport Service, to help support the delivery of the above plans. Bristol
Recruiter: Bristol City Council

Skilled Road Worker (TRR)

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£26,025 - £31,536 depending on knowledge, skills and experience
Do you want to be part of a supportive team and use an innovative method of working on the highway? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Executive Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£26,025 - £34,479 depending on skills
Are you looking for an opportunity within a friendly and supporting team? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Assistant Director of Transport & Sustainability

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£93,098 - £102,841
This dynamic role will see you provide strategic leadership to our transport strategy Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

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