The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the local road maintenance budget for 2021/22 has been cut by £400million. In terms of road repairs, this means that over 9.5 …Read More
National Highways is adding 120 new gritting vehicles to their fleet to help keep roads safe this winter.
The total fleet number will reach 252 vehicles next year after another additional …Read More
Installation of stopped vehicle detection (SVD) technology is delaying the conversion of a stretch of the M56 to an all lane running motorway.
The National Highways-led project concerning the four-mile stretch …Read More
According to data from the RAC Report on Motoring 2021, 62% of drivers believe all-lane-running (ALR) smart motorways should be scrapped.
Smart motorways use the hard shoulder as a running lane …Read More
A new government-backed app, EV8 Switch, has recently launched in the UK, designed to encourage drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs).
Released on the 9th September 2021 for …Read More
National Highways (formerly Highways England), has partnered with Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game, to inspire school children across the country.
From September, students will be able to go into the …Read More
As part of the government’s plan to reach net-zero by 2050, longer semi-trailers (LSTs) are being considered for use on Britain’s roads.
After a nine-year trial, the new lorries were approved …Read More
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has responded to the recent shortage of lorry drivers with plans to recruit an additional 40 vocational driving examiners.
The government, along with the …Read More
Highways England is increasing its use of warm mix asphalts (WMAs) as part of the government’s commitment to its net-zero plan.
The government-owned company has been using WMAs since 2015 because …Read More
The government has responded to accusations of “cultural vandalism” by pausing their controversial scheme to infill historic rail bridges. The programme has fallen under criticism because it prevents the bridges …Read More