London is making way for a new river tunnel crossing that will connect roads between Essex and Kent. The new Lower Thames Crossing will run east of Gravesend and Tilbury; stretching across 13 miles of the River Thames.
As confirmed by Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, the Lower Thames Crossing will run from …Read More
In a new aim to reduce pollution levels, the government is taking action to remove speed bumps from busy road surfaces. These changes come after the government’s discussion to introduce a potential £20 “toxin tax” for diesel cars travelling into London and other urban cities.
Speed bumps exist and work as …Read More
A new and innovative solar powered gate barrier has been introduced to a UK motorway for the first time. The new barrier, situated on the M23, warns drivers of road works ahead and has been implemented to improve public and road worker safety.
The revolutionary gate is positioned before current roadworks …Read More
A recent survey by the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) has highlighted a funding gap between the number of roads in England and Wales in desperate need of repair and the reality of the cost to get them in a suitable condition.
While the number of roads classed as good …Read More
In a bid to fight against road degradation, Thurrock Council has announced that it is set to run a trial using intelligent software and cameras set-up on its bin lorries. Potholes are an increasing issue across the UK as we embark on harsher winters, but what the council is trialing …Read More
In some newly conducted research from the British Parking Association (BPA), it has been reported that:
The average motorist in the UK spends nearly four days every year (91 hours)* looking for parking spaces
Four in 10 (39%) motorists say finding somewhere to park is a stressful experience
Six in …Read More
In response to the publication of an interim review of Highways England by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), road pressure group Transport Focus has aired its concerns that Highways England may have underestimated the true cost of delivering all of its planned road improvements.
Transport Focus chief executive Anthony …Read More
The world’s first solar panel road has been unveiled in the small village of Tourovre-au-Perche in Normandy, and was inaugurated by France’s Ecology Minister, Segolene Royal. Before placing the panels on the road, they were tested at four car parks throughout France.
Ms Royal said earlier in 2016 that she wanted …Read More
The Government has recently released its provisional estimates of road traffic, by vehicle type and road class in Great Britain, for the year ending December 2016. See below’s summary of the key statistics.
Source: Department of Transport
According to EuroRAP, we should be paying just as much attention to the condition of our roads as we do to the condition of our cars. Poor surface conditions cost our economy £15 billion and over 1,500 lives in 2015, and with an average of 67 people being killed or …Read More