Highways England paves net zero way with low carbon asphalt

The company will prioritise a type of asphalt that is predicted to reduce emissions by up to 15% compared to conventional ones

Highways England releases net zero roadmap – but neglects to suggest less driving could help cut emissions

At the heart of its strategy is achieving net zero for its own operations by 2030, delivering net zero road maintenance and construction by 2040 and an aim to ‘support’ net zero travel on its roads by 2050

Highways England M3 expansion slammed by green group

Junction 9 expansion of the M3 will harm wildlife, say campaigners

‘Try before you buy’ scheme for fleet EVs launches in Coventry

Businesses are offered a free trial of EVs for up to two months to illustrate the benefits of going electric

Speed limit to be made permanent in Dorset village after air quality trial

Highways England initiated a trial speed limit along a section of the A35 at the western end of the village of Chideock in September 2019

Highways England to study link between road water and microplastics

It is expected to help the government company to better understand the scale of the issue, the nature of the problem and identify any further detailed research to inform changes to its current policy or design standards

Highways England rolls out electric roadworks vehicles trial

Researchers from the University of Bath are collecting and analysing data to determine what activities these new vehicles are best suited for

Highways England accelerates EV drive with £2.8m investment

More than 50 charging points are to be installed across the country

LEDs light up UK motorway

  More than 1,600 street lights have been replaced with energy efficient ones at a UK motorway. The improvement works took place on the M62 near Huddersfield and Halifax – junction 22 to 25 – and the M621 near Leeds. The new lights are believed to be 53% more efficient, saving the equivalent energy of […]

Street lights to be replaced with LEDs in Northumberland

Drivers will benefit from a new LED lighting system on the A69 when work begins this week to replace the current street lights. The work is being carried out during the evening to minimise the impact for drivers and will be completed by 16th October. Twenty six new lighting columns are being installed at Bridge […]