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Community panel to support road works plans

21/09/2018

Business, civic and community leaders from across Kent have been invited to form an advisory panel to help Highways England, Kent County Council and Medway Council ensure road works across the county are well co-ordinated and communicated.

Road condition tops table of drivers' gripes

21/09/2018

The condition of roads is now motorists’ top concern as nearly four in five rate them as poor, according to a major study of drivers’ attitudes.

Talking Transport: Micromobility, MaaS modelling and Saphe talks safety

21/09/2018

Talking Transport is your trusted guide to the final day of the 25th ITS, bringing you all the conference buzz right up until the end.

The new home of highways recruitment is here

21/09/2018

The successful TransportNetwork Jobs website has been rebranded to 'Highways Jobs' to ensure an integrated recruitment offering, which builds on our respected and sector leading print magazine – Highways.

Kier results show 'good performance' boosted by highways

20/09/2018

Leading infrastructure firm Kier has recorded strong full year financial results, boosted by two three-year extensions worth over £250m a year secured on Highways England Areas 3 and 9, and a six-month extension secured on Areas 6 and 8.

Winter is coming: Highways England gets ready

20/09/2018

When winter bites, Highways England will be rolling out some new gritters fitted with the latest technology to help keep drivers safe and traffic flowing.

Winter is coming: The NWSRG spreads the word

20/09/2018

Highways reports from the National Winter Service Research Group’s workshop on forthcoming changes to its guidance.

‘Scale, intensity but, above all, detail’ – a day at the A14 works site

20/09/2018

Former director at the Department for Transport and current director of the RAC Foundation, Steve Gooding, shares his experience at the site of the huge works bridging Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Minimising social disruption from ITS and much more on Talking Transport

20/09/2018

Coming to you from the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, Talking Transport for Thursday features a range of fascinating conversations about ITS.  

WSP wins Diversity Award for the second time

19/09/2018

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has won the 2018 ITS World Congress Award for Best Action for Supporting Diversity in the ITS Workforce.

Traffex Road Expo Scotland speakers announced

19/09/2018

The seminar programme for Scotland's largest free conference and exhibition dedicated to traffic, transport and infrastructure, Traffex Road Expo Scotland, is rapidly taking shape.

County to borrow £120m for infrastructure improvements

19/09/2018

Oxfordshire County Council has approved plans to borrow £120m to repair roads and other council assets.

Council bosses say need for bridge funding is now ‘desperate’

19/09/2018

A council covering one of Britain’s wettest areas has said it needs a ‘miracle’ to solve its highways structural maintenance problem.

Talking autonomous valet parking, innovative tolling and manufacturer mobility

19/09/2018

In the Talking Transport podcast for Wednesday, SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton talks new ways of enforcement, automated valet parking, carmakers’ views on mobility and gets a Chinese perspective on connectivity.

New HTMA event seeks to innovate, develop and evolve

18/09/2018

Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) is establishing a series of events looking at innovation across the highways sector, beginning with an event next month on The Asset Evolution.

Talking transport: Opening highlights, connectivity and what’s on at Congress

18/09/2018

It’s the biggest ITS World Congress to date, the 25th staging of the event this year from Copenhagen in Denmark and Paul Hutton of SMART Highways is there to report on the main talking points each day.

Don't be a space invader: Highways England launches anti-tailgating campaign

17/09/2018

Highways England has launched a new campaign to alert drivers to the risks of tailgaiting, as new figures show that driving too close to the vehicle in front causes more than 100 people to be killed or seriously injured each year.

Highways self-assessment process set to change

17/09/2018

The head of highways maintenance at the Department for Transport has revealed that the 2019-2020 Incentive Fund’s self-assessment process could be changed to include questions on data and the environment.

Registration goes live on Scotland's leading traffic and infrastructure event

14/09/2018

Registration has opened for one of the biggest traffic, transport and infrastructure events Scotland has ever seen.

Govt backs Highways England on expressway route

13/09/2018

The Oxford to Cambridge Expressway will follow the new East West Rail link to offer better connectivity and encourage more people to travel by train, ministers have said.

STB makes infrastructure asks to develop Heartland

13/09/2018

An emerging sub-national transport body has called for a groundbreaking National Policy Statement (NPS) for its region as part of a list of demands to speed up the delivery of infrastructure.

Automated processes to save Hampshire operations 200 days a year

11/09/2018

Hampshire County Council hopes to save at least 200 work days a year in its Highways Operations Centre through the use of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) - a digital technology that assists staff by automating every day tasks using computer code.

Highways England seeks new upgrade for A14 - to Mway status

11/09/2018

Highways England is to apply for an 18-mile section of the A14 in Cambridgeshire to be classified as a motorway when its £1.5bn upgrade is complete.

Comment: Controlling traffic signals from the cloud

11/09/2018

Stephen Russell, transportation director at engineering consultancy Sweco UK, explains that using data-driven technology to optimise traffic flows could help unlock one of the UK’s major transport challenges.

Councils 'need to up the pace' on electric vehicle charging points

10/09/2018

Some London councils are acting too slowly over the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points, one of the ‘big six’ energy companies has said.

Manchester top of the wrong table

10/09/2018

Manchester has come top of a new table of the most congested English areas outside London.

DfT consults on green number plates to improve ULEV take-up

10/09/2018

Ultra-low emission vehicles could be fitted with green number plates under Government plans to promote their take-up.

Bristol acts sweet with £8m structural repairs

07/09/2018

Bristol's cabinet has approved £8m to begin essential refurbishment repairs to Redcliffe Bridge and the structural stabilisation of the river wall that supports the Chocolate Path and historic railway.

Comment: Making street works work

07/09/2018

Clive Bairsto, the Street Works UK CEO, on how we can get lane rental rollout right and why it is so crucial we do.

Cameras send speeding and injury rates through the floor

07/09/2018

There has been significant improvement in speed limit compliance since Scotland’s first urban average speed camera (ASC) system went live in Edinburgh last year.

Oxford to maintain its own roads in £2.6m deal with county

06/09/2018

The two councils covering Oxford have struck a deal that will see the city council provide routine highway maintenance services on its streets on behalf of the county.

Highways England consults on £225m Derby junctions scheme

06/09/2018

Highways England has published its latest plans for a £225m scheme to upgrade a busy bottleneck in Derby.

Talking Transport counts down to Copenhagen discussing future mobility

06/09/2018

With only a few days to go before the biggest ITS World Congress ever, taking place in Copenhagen from 17 to 21 September, this Talking Transport podcast looks ahead to some of the things going on and some of the main topics of debate and talks about an ITS success story. 

Eight out of A9: Designs for £3bn dualling near completion

06/09/2018

The Scottish Government has published draft orders for the penultimate section of its programme to upgrade the A9 between Perth and Inverness as it finalises the design of the last section.

Bedford carries out £6.3m LED lighting upgrade

06/09/2018

Bedford Borough Council has all but completed a £6.3m project to replace its highway streetlights with LED lanterns.

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.

Suppliers sought for £7bn London major works framework

06/09/2018

London’s boroughs are seeking suppliers for a major works framework that includes highway and public realm works and is worth up to £7bn.

Haringey advertises £108m highways and lighting works

05/09/2018

Haringey Council is seeking a contractor or contractors for a highway and street lighting contract worth up to £108m over eight years.

London councils launch mini ULEV-only zone

04/09/2018

Two London councils have restricted nine streets to ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) during peak times.

Scotland no closer to sustainable transport goal

04/09/2018

The Scottish Government has acknowledged it must work harder to develop a sustainable transport network after its attempts to persuade people to leave their cars at home made little impact.

Ringway Jacobs wins £600m Cheshire deal

04/09/2018

Cheshire East Council has awarded a £600m contract to Ringway Jacobs to deliver highways services for up to 15 years.

Govt releases lane rental bid guidance

03/09/2018

The Government has released guidance on how councils can secure approval to operate lane rental schemes, which allow English authorities to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day for carrying out roadworks.

DfT 'considering TRO alternative' to tackle pavement parking

03/09/2018

The Department for Transport has responded to criticism from charity leaders who have accused ministers of stalling on the issue of pavement parking.

DfT announces £10m investment in Street Manager

03/09/2018

The DfT has announced a £10m investment in Street Manager - a digital planning service to make 'consistent, accurate data on street works available to motorists'.

DfT self-assessment process is key focus for local highways event

30/08/2018

The North West-based Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is hosting a dinner and workshop on 12 and 13 September at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Transport Scotland set to award £62m A9 dualling works to Balfour Beatty

30/08/2018

Balfour Beatty is in line for a £62m construction contract for the next major section of the £3bn A9 Dualling Programme.

Interserve in line for £9m A737 The Den contract

30/08/2018

Transport Scotland is set to hand Interserve a £9m contract to realign a stretch of the A737.

Dyson unveils £120m 10-mile electric car test track plan

30/08/2018

Dyson has announced plans for a further £120m investment in Wiltshire, which would bring a 10-mile track to the electric car testing ground at Hullavington.

Whitehall not doing ‘nearly enough’ to tackle pothole epidemic

30/08/2018

The Government is not doing ‘nearly enough’ to improve the state of the roads in the UK, according to road users.

Triple decker's big dig approaches end

29/08/2018

A time capsule has buried on the site of the North East’s first ever triple decker roundabout as work to create the junction’s third layer nears completion.

ITS summit aims to tackle the barriers to implementation

29/08/2018

High profile decision-makers from around the world will discuss the complex range of Intelligent Transport Solutions at the first ITS (UK) Summit this November.

Local highways and transport underspends by hundreds of millions

29/08/2018

Local highways and transport services in England underspent by hundreds of millions of pounds in 2017-18, as the growing pressure from demand-led services such as social care continued to bite.

Velocity racks up record year as winter drives demand

29/08/2018

Road repair specialist Velocity has invested in new machines after what it said is a record year for its business.

Bad directions? Concerns raised over Govt traffic management guidance

29/08/2018

Dominic Browne reports on delays and safety critical concerns within the sector regarding traffic management guidance documents released by the Department for Transport.

Durham latest to trial controversial 'plastics in road' technique

29/08/2018

Motorists on the A689 near Sedgefield in County Durham are now driving along a road built using a controversial technique involving waste plastic.

'Virtual Eyes' analyse trust in driverless vehicles

28/08/2018

Jaguar Land Rover has fitted 'virtual eyes' to intelligent pods in an attempt to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research suggests three-fifths of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.

Scotland seeking contractors for £1.4bn trunk road contracts

28/08/2018

The Scottish Government has launched the procurement process for two new road maintenance contracts worth up to £1.4bn over 12 years.

NWSRG announces practitioner-led workshop for new guidance

24/08/2018

As part of the vital preparations for the new highways winter service guidance, the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) has developed a workshop to prepare practitioners for the changes.

Scotland continues safety push with £500k fund

23/08/2018

The Scottish Government has launched a new round of funding to improve road safety in the country.

Powys planning new £600k salt dome to bring storage up to the mark

23/08/2018

Powys County Council plans to invest £600,000 in a new salt dome to quadruple storage capacity at its depot.

Drivers still running red Xs as enforcement stalls

23/08/2018

Highways England has sent 130,000 warning letters in two years to motorway users who wrongly used the hard shoulder or ignored red X warning signs as many continue to flout the law in the absence of automatic enforcement.

Highways England outlines details of £6bn Smart Motorway Alliance

23/08/2018

Highways England has outlined key information about its Smart Motorways Alliance (SMA) plans - potentially worth up to £6bn over 10 years - which reflects a radical new direction for contractual arrangements on the strategic road network.

Highways England boosts Asset Delivery roll-out with East of England procurement

22/08/2018

Highways England is seeking suppliers for three ‘Asset Delivery’ contracts for the East of England, including a 15-year maintenance deal likely to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

All quiet and productive on the A14 front

22/08/2018

The £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is Highways England’s biggest single project in construction. Dominic Browne finds out more

Highways Awards shortlist announced

21/08/2018

The shortlist for this year’s Highways Awards has been announced, ahead of the ceremony on Wednesday 17 October.

Highways England looking at shorter trans-pennine tunnel for RIS2

21/08/2018

Highways England is examining options for a shorter version of a tunnel linking the Sheffield and Greater Manchester city regions with a view to including such a scheme in the second Road Investment Strategy from 2020.

£90m Congleton Link Road to go ahead with £45m Government grant

21/08/2018

Cheshire East Council has announced that construction of the 3.5-mile Congleton Link Road will go ahead after ministers agreed to pay half the £90m cost.

Carlisle backs new £113m link road with £5m forward funding

21/08/2018

Councillors in Carlisle have agreed to contribute £5m to forward fund developer contributions towards a new £113m link road to the south of the city.

Costain scoops 'flagship' Highways England connected vehicle contract

21/08/2018

Highways England has awarded Costain a key contract to design, install and implement one of the UK’s first pilot connected vehicle corridors on a live road.

Regions without STBs 'risk missing out' on major road network

21/08/2018

Regions without a sub-national transport body (STB) risk missing out on the proposed major road network (MRN) for England, business leaders have warned.

Eurovia UK launches fourth highways business arm

21/08/2018

Leading highways company Eurovia has launched a fourth business arm focusing on digital solutions, with a view to boosting the revenue that can be extracted from roads assets.

Comment: A new model of team resilience

17/08/2018

Tony Llewellyn, collaboration director at Resolex and visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, discusses how to make a resilient highways work team.

How do you solve a problem like local roads?

17/08/2018

Experts from across the sector have discussed with Highways how to help solve the local roads funding crisis after a string of top tier authorities were pushed to financial breaking point.

Lorries can’t limbo: Drivers told to 'wise up and size up'

16/08/2018

Network Rail has launched a ‘collaborative’ new campaign to educate lorry drivers about the dangers of low bridges after the worst year for bridge strikes for five years.

ADEPT invites bids for £25m digital innovation programme

16/08/2018

Council directors’ body ADEPT is inviting members to submit applications to a £25m project designed to bring digital innovation to local roads.

Highways England responds to Genoa bridge tragedy

16/08/2018

Highways England has issued a statement in the wake of the Genoa bridge tragedy, seeking to reassure the public of the safety of the structures on England's strategic road network.

M6 bridge to come down to make room for all lane running

16/08/2018

Highways England has announced plans to remove a 150-tonne section of concrete bridge across the M6 in one piece to make room for an all lane running smart motorway.

Kent CC Q and A: Life before and after Brexit

16/08/2018

After speaking to various insiders, Highways received the following responses from a Kent spokesman to our questions on post-Brexit planning, Operations Stack and Brock, the M20 and channel crossings.

Balfour Beatty sees profit rise despite new AWPR loss

15/08/2018

Balfour Beatty PLC has hailed its ‘continuing transformation’ as it announced a two thirds rise in half-year underlying profits, despite further losses on the Aberdeen bypass scheme.

FiveAI begins data gathering ahead of London passenger AV trial

14/08/2018

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has started data gathering in two London boroughs as part of its plan to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London next year.

Genoa bridge collapse - what we know so far

14/08/2018

A motorway bridge has collapsed near Genoa in north west Italy, killing 'at least 39 people'. These are the facts so far as the story develops.

‘Green solutions’ used in replacement bridge

14/08/2018

A council has hailed the road safety improvements and ‘green engineering’ it has introduced in a £580,000 project to replace a road bridge.

Latest section of AWPR scheme up and running

13/08/2018

A new section of the £745m Aberdeen bypass project is due to open this week, providing a continuous 19km dual carriageway – around a third of the new road.

Leading sign software updated for upcoming Govt guidance

13/08/2018

New versions of what is thought the UK's most popular sign face and sign structure design software include all changes needed for the forthcoming Traffic Signs Manual revision.

Balfour says union's umbrella firm claim is 'a misinterpretation'

10/08/2018

Balfour Beatty has cast doubt on a union’s claim that it has agreed to ban the employment of workers through ‘exploitative’ umbrella companies on a major Highways England contract.

Highways included in crisis-hit Northamptonshire's core priorities

10/08/2018

Northamptonshire County Council has agreed a core list of spending priorities at a Full Council meeting as part of its budget recovery programme, which may have saved highways from the most extreme cuts.

Unite and Balfour Beatty 'agree new contract arrangements' in North West

10/08/2018

The union Unite said it has reached an agreement with Balfour Beatty to ban the employment of workers through ‘exploitative’ umbrella companies on a major Highways England contract.

The highways industry of the future - Balfour Beatty looks ahead

10/08/2018

One of the UK's top infrastructure companies has released a thought leadership paper addressing the challenges of the future, including a increased focus on customer service and new forms of delivery and finance.

Road safety solutions could break tragic summer trend

09/08/2018

Following new statistics showing a rise in drink drive related crashes, deaths and injuries, Jemma Callow of Clearview Intelligence looks at the increased risk of crashes during the summer months and what can be done to make roads safer.

Repair is not an option: 170-year old bridge faces demolition

09/08/2018

Aberdeenshire Council has had to close a 170-year old road bridge over a railway line on safety grounds and now plans to demolish and replace it.

Local government funding crisis could put highways back a decade

09/08/2018

County councils have raised alarm bells as a string of top tier authorities are in the throes of financial meltdown, raising the prospect of cuts to highways that could 'put us back 10 years' in the words of one insider.

Durham sees huge decrease in pothole compensation claims

09/08/2018

Durham County Council has seen a dramatic fall in the number of claims it receives for pothole damage, from a peak five years ago when it had nearly 500 claims.

Rise in drink-drive deaths and injuries prompts zero tolerance calls

09/08/2018

The number of people killed or injured in drink drive crashes in Britain has risen by 7%, according to the latest official statistics.

WSP scoops £2.6m smart motorway design work

08/08/2018

WSP has been appointed by Highways England as the designer on two smart motorway contracts worth more than £2.6m.

Former top civil servant calls for common platform for traffic management

07/08/2018

A leading expert in traffic management has highlighted the importance of getting more data, including traffic speed data, onto a common network management platform.

Carillion contracts handover complete

07/08/2018

New providers have been found for the final Carillion contracts, the Insolvency Service has announced, signalling the end of the first phase of the largest trading liquidation in UK history.

Is this the world's safest chipper?

07/08/2018

Aggregate Industries has launched what is believed to be an industry first - a new extendable chip spreader or chipper - that it claims could redefine health and safety standards across the highways sector.

Highways England 'taking urgent steps' after Severn Bridge closure

06/08/2018

Highways England has apologised for the closure of the westbound lanes of the M48 Severn Bridge on Saturday but insisted that it had no choice.

Greater Manchester’s first smart motorway fully operational

06/08/2018

Highways England has announced that the upgrade of the M60 in Greater Manchester to a smart motorway is now complete.

Public sector 'can learn from' £1.3bn Queensferry Crossing project

06/08/2018

Auditors have praised Transport Scotland for its management of the project to build the new Queensferry Crossing, which opened late last year but came in at least £110m under budget.

Highways jobs

Head of Economic Development & Regeneration

North Worcestershire
£65k (more may be available depending on skills & experience)
Our vision for North Worcestershire is that it will be a destination of choice for employers Worcestershire
Recuriter: North Worcestershire

TRANSPORT FOR WALES APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Transport for Wales
£425.00 per day
Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015. Wales
Recuriter: Transport for Wales

Fire Safety Contract Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,028 to £46,431
We are currently seeking an experienced Fire Safety Contract Manager to lead and co-ordinate activities and to ensure that the service is managed Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Pest Control Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£27,093 to £29,188
As a Pest Control Officer within Environmental Health, Business and Consumer Services your focus will be to deliver pest control treatments Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Waste Prevention Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£35,913 - £41,657
We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join us and be part of a team tottenham
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Waste Prevention Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£35,913 - £41,657
We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join us and be part of a team developing a new vision Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Operations Manager – Waste and Recycling

Bath & North East Somerset Council
£38,052- £40,858.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced waste management professional Bath, Somerset
Recuriter: Bath & North East Somerset Council

HGV Driver/Loader

Torridge District Council
£18,070 - £20,138
DRIVER/LOADER (HGV) Driving and loading a refuse/recycling collection vehicle up to 26 tonne gross weight, you will collect recycling or household ... Bideford, Devon
Recuriter: Torridge District Council

Principal Transport Officer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£37,320 to £40,198
The role will require close dialogue with developers and their agents and necessitate strong partnership working with District Councils... Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Senior Engineer – Traffic and Road Safety

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 - £38,994 per annum
Redbridge Council is an outer Borough, working to improve the environment and its services for residents and businesses. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Trainee Technician – Active and Sustainable Travel

Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,667 - £22,424 per annum
Redbridge Council is an outer Borough, working to improve the environment and its services for residents and businesses. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Engineer – Parking

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 - £38,994 per annum
To be responsible for the delivery of parking engineering design and implementation of schemes across the borough Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Engineer – Highway Maintenance/Asset Management

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 - £38,994 per annum
To be responsible for highway asset management, reactive and planned highway maintenance, highway safety and structural surveys and inspections. Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Trainee Technician – Projects

Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,667 - £22,424 per annum
Redbridge Council is an outer Borough, working to improve the environment and its services for residents and businesses. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Engineer – Flood Management/Civil Engineering

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 - £38,994 per annum
To provide expert advice on highway and land drainage, flood risk management, sustainable drainage, highway structures and bridges... Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Engineer – Development Control

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 - £38,994 per annum
To be responsible for assisting and supporting the operational delivery of the Council’s highways development control function and to assist the lead Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Engineer – Projects

Redbridge London Borough Council
£30,930 - £32,638 per annum
To assist with the delivery of highway and land drainage, flood risk management, sustainable drainage, highway structures and bridges... Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Engineer – Parking

Redbridge London Borough Council
£30,930 - £32,638 per annum
To assist with the delivery of parking engineering design and implementation of schemes across the borough Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Engineer (Bridges)

Cambridgeshire County Council
£32,825 - £35,401
You will have experience in the development, planning, design and implementation of transport infrastructure and related projects Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Pest Control Officer

Brent Council
£25,746 - £27,342 p.a. inc.
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Recuriter: Brent Council

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