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Comment: ‘We can design more forgiving roads’

Dr Suzy Charman, executive director of the Road Safety Foundation, makes the case for safer roads, as well as safer drivers.

Highways Engand to set new baselines for its environment targets

Highways England is set to produce baselines for its biodiversity and carbon emissions reduction targets in its Delivery Plan update, due to be published in the Summer.

£10m A9 framework finally finds a home

The Scottish Government’s £3bn A9 dualling programme has taken another small step forward with the announcement of the successful bidders for a £10m ancillary works framework, four years after the works were advertised.

Sneak preview of automated cone laying machine in action

King Highway has posted a ‘sneak preview’ video of its automated cone layer vehicle online.

Keltbray posts loss in ‘year of human accomplishment’

Specialist engineering and construction business Keltbray made a pre-tax loss of £9.4m for the year ended 31 October 2020, which it said was driven by the costs of COVID-19, as well as restructuring costs.

Jacobs reappointed to controversial bridge portfolio

Highways England has awarded Jacobs a new £30m contract for ‘the maintenance and disposal’ of over 3,000 assets that make up the Historical Railways Estate.

Mott MacDonald invests in smart energy company Piclo

Mott MacDonald Ventures, the strategic corporate venture arm of Mott MacDonald, has made an equity investment in smart energy company Piclo.

Traffic surges in Scottish cities but pollution measures delayed

New data shows that traffic levels in Edinburgh and Glasgow have exceeded pre-pandemic levels, adding to fears about air quality following delays to Scotland’s planned Low Emission Zones.

M Group moving on up after Skanska deal

M Group Services has completed the acquisition of Skanska UK’s infrastructure services operation.

TfL given date to appeal Streetspace ruling, while Harrow has other plans

Transport for London (TfL) has been given a court date for its appeal against a High Court ruling that its streetspace plans were unlawful.