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

Speed restrictions in Wales to tackle air pollution

The new measures are expected to help reduce vehicle emissions by up to 18%

Solar freakin’ roadways video goes viral, earns $2m

An inventor couple who masterminded a new type of solar panel which could replace roads and car parks raised more than $2.2 million (£1.3m) from donations around the world. Julie and Scott Brusaw ran a crowdsourcing campaign on the Indiegogo site to gear up for production of their solar road panels. Cash poured in for […]

80,000 still without power after storms

There are still around 80,000 people without power this morning as yet another wave of nasty weather hit the UK last night. The Met Office had issued multiple red alerts for gale force winds yesterday and several motorways were closed or had severe delays including the M2. This morning the Highways Agency announced the M60 […]

UK could dim A-road lamps to cut carbon

Lights along some stretches of A-roads in the UK may soon be dimmed to cut carbon emissions. A-road lighting levels could be dropped when fewer cars are on the roads at off peak times such as between midnight and 5am. The plans were revealed by Transport Minister Norman Baker in a written answer to Parliament. […]