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Council seeks bidders for £40m roads works

08/12/2021

Renfrewshire Council is advertising a framework contract for roads-related maintenance works worth up to £40m.

Missing you already: Bridge restoration at 'historic stage'

17/03/2021

Work to restore the 200-year-old Union Chain Bridge in Northumberland has reached ‘a symbolic stage’, with the physical connection between England and Scotland at the site being severed.

Official figures confirm rise in Scottish road deaths

28/10/2020

Final figures for Scotland's road safety record in 2019 have confirmed that the number of people killed in crashes increased from 161 in 2018 to 165, while a further 2,016 people were seriously injured.

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.

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.

Local road staffing in Scotland falls by 20%

21/01/2020

A national survey of local authority roads staff in Scotland has found numbers dropped by some 20% in the last three years, with around half of the heads of department moving jobs.

Scotland to launch national road worker training programme

21/01/2020

The national Scottish Roads Training Programme is set to be launched on 29 January with the ambition of re-engineering how road operatives are qualified and how training programmes are procured.

West Lothian uses risk-based approach to close in on targets

04/12/2019

A council in Scotland has used a standardised risk-based approach template created by local officers’ body SCOTS to dramatically improve its ability to meet response times for road defects.

Report investigates value of Scottish local network - estimated at £6bn a year

25/11/2019

A project in Scotland involving key public sector bodies has outlined a framework for analysing the value of the local road network and investment and intervention programmes - including economic, social and environmental factors.

Europe’s first full-sized autonomous bus trialled at CAV Scotland

13/11/2019

Watch SMART Highways' video of Europe’s first full-sized self-driving bus demonstrated at CAV Scotland in Glasgow. 

Highland capital gets £90m roundabout upgrade

27/06/2019

Transport Scotland has published details of its preferred option for a £90m scheme to address a traffic bottleneck in Inverness.

Scotland road safety: Difficulties on journey of progress

19/06/2019

Latest figures suggest Scotland achieved mixed results in road safety last year, with another record breaking drop in overall casualties but an increase in the number of people killed on the roads.

Scotland's 20mph roll-out suffers blow

31/05/2019

A national roll-out of 20mph speed limits in Scotland has suffered a blow after a key committee refused to recommend the bill.

Scotland catches up with zero tolerance drug driving law

15/01/2019

The Scottish Government has announced a zero tolerance approach for people caught driving with illegal drugs in their system.

Consultants scoop £5m contract for Scotland's national transport plans

03/01/2019

Transport Scotland has awarded the contract to support the second Strategic Transports Projects Review (STPR2) to a combined team of Jacobs and Aecom.

Political vision needed to solve governance muddle, SCOTS chief says

14/11/2018

Scotland’s local authority transport chiefs have expressed frustration at the slow pace of change over the country’s governance arrangements.

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.

Call for 'common sense' as Scotland moves to ban pavement parking

11/06/2018

The Scottish Government's long-awaited Transport Bill aims to ban pavement parking and strengthen the powers of the country’s roadworks tsar.

Senior figure calls for major shake-up on Scottish roads

23/04/2018

The Scottish Roads Collaboration Programme has helped oversee many changes to how roads are managed north of the border. Now its programme manager has his sights on potential national changes to governance and funding.

Scotland 'should prepare for driverless vehicles'

09/04/2018

Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has said the next phase of road upgrading in Scotland should include the capacity to cope with the introduction of

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