smart motorways

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.

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.

Smart motorway sees crashes rise 50% in five years

13/07/2020

New data suggests that ‘smart motorway’ schemes may become more dangerous in the long-term as extra space is taken up by increased traffic.

Smart motorways: Before and after

09/04/2020

The Department for Transport’s ‘stocktake’ of smart motorways was launched last October and originally due to take weeks. It was published in March this year and argued that smart motorways were a safety improvement – but a qualified one. An action plan has been launched to address concerns. However, Dominic Browne argues that questions remain.

Highways England to launch £32m stopped vehicle detection procurement

23/03/2020

Highways England plans to launch a £32m tender for stopped vehicle detection (SVD) systems this April, as part of its programme of safety improvements to smart motorways.

Government releases smart motorway action plan

12/03/2020

The much-anticipated smart motorway stocktake has been released by the Department for Transport, including an action plan on how to improve safety on the controversial roads.

Shapps puts roll-out of smart motorways on hold

31/01/2020

The roll-out of smart motorways has been put on hold due to safety concerns, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

Smart motorway death toll is shock to the system

27/01/2020

The Government has told BBC's Panorama that 38 people have been killed on smart motorways over the last five years.

Keep on running: Kier goes contraflow for gantry installation

18/12/2019

Kier Highways has installed three large cantilever gantries on a smart motorway project over a nine-night period while the motorway remained open.

Seven in 10 drivers don't trust smart motorways

29/11/2019

More than two-thirds (68%) of drivers in England think removing the hard shoulder on all lane running smart motorways compromises safety for people who breakdown in a live lane, according to the RAC.

Highways England pledges further action on smart motorway safety

27/09/2019

Highways England has pledged a range of actions to help reassure road users of the safety of all lane running smart motorways after coming under pressure to step up its game on safety.

RSTA chief: Plan ahead to prevent cracks on smart motorways

09/07/2019

A senior figure in the sector has called for more proactive asphalt protection planning in utilities works and smart motorway upgrades - warning that a lack of early investment could see cracks appear in motorways.

Cracks in the road

26/06/2019

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King calls smart motorway breakdowns 'terrifying' as safety boost stalls

16/04/2019

The president of the AA has criticised Highways England for not acting quickly enough to improve safety on ‘smart motorway’ all lane running schemes, including shortening the distance between emergency refuge areas for broken-down vehicles.

Exclusive: Jim O'Sullivan says 'the conventional motorway is over'

04/04/2019

The days of the conventional motorway are over and its textbook is set for its last edition, Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan told Highways in an exclusive interview.

Highways England revises smart motorway delivery

15/02/2019

Highways England has announced changes to the delivery of its a smart motorway programme, including delays to works on the M56 near Manchester Airport and the M6 between Warrington and Wigan, as well as wider technical changes.

SMART Highways editor explains smart motorways on BBC radio

16/12/2018

SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton has explained some of the technology behind all lane running smart motorways on a BBC Radio Five Live programme examining their safety.

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.

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.

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.

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