Entries by jamesfernandes

Thames Water launches interactive online calculator to help customers save on water and energy use

An interactive online tool to help customers save money by gaining a better understanding of their water use will be launched by Thames Water today. The free water calculator is being demonstrated by the company’s water efficiency manager, Andrew Tucker, at the annual Waterwise conference in London. The household calculator makes predictions based on responses […]

Nearly £8 million is given to Leicester for new transport schemes

Leicester’s £7.84 million grant is the result of the city council’s successful bid for a share of £60 million of DfT funding for schemes in 2019/20. Leicester, UK has been awarded nearly £8 million of Department for Transport funding for a range of city transport schemes. The bid has secured investment for two major projects, focusing […]

M6 upgrade stepped up with bridge demolition

Drivers are being reminded that the M6 will be closed for up to 18 hours this weekend as work is carried out to dismantle a bridge stretching across the motorway. Highways England is removing the bridge as part of a major project to upgrade the motorway in Staffordshire. The M6 will be closed in both […]

Quieter, smoother M6 in £7 million Carlisle upgrade

A £7 million package of maintenance and repairs along the M6 near Carlisle in Cumbria which will keep drivers and the local economy, smoothly and safely on the move, has been unveiled by Highways England. The work includes resurfacing the main motorway carriageway, upgrading the roundabout at busy junction 44 and installing an improved noise […]

New £2.8m deal will see motorways get 50 new EV charging points

Highways England hopes the plan will help motorists switch to electric cars. More than 50 new electric vehicle charging points will be built near Britain’s motorways and main roads as part of a £2.8 million deal. Highways England, the government-run company in charge of England’s strategic road network, awarded the contract jointly to BP Chargemaster and Swarco […]

County Council’s £43.3m highways investment ‘addresses local residents’ priorities’

Nottinghamshire County Council reiterated its commitment to repairing and resurfacing the county’s roads and helping cut local journey times when it approved the raft of highways schemes costing £43.3m it currently plans to deliver during 2019/20. In November, the council’s Communities and Place Committee agreed in principle to take forward a list of highways programmes […]

New street lights for Telford will save £500,000

New energy-efficient street lights will save Telford and Wrekin half a million pounds and pay for themselves within the first year, according to the borough’s transport chief. The installation of the LED bulbs is part of a £34million roads upgrade package, contained within the council’s 2019-21 transport budget, which will also see £12.5million spent on […]