Tipping point for councils to see the light on LEDs - latest in Transportation Professional. A Street Lighting Toolkit launched this year by the Scottish Futures Trust 2013 and applicable across the UK 2013 is helping to convince authorities that now is the time to switch to LED lighting.
Work has begun to review guidance in the UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG) Codes of Practice that provide advice on lighting, structures and highway maintenance for local highway authorities. Find the latest information on the review here.
South West analyses resilience challenges: HIRAM - for Highways Infrastructure Resilience Assessment Modelling - is a tool to understand the potential impacts of climate change, developed in south west England. It has drawn paise from such as the Transport Resilience review. Latest from UKRLG pages in Transportation Professional. Also includes an update on financial reporting.
As the cost of electricity is set to double over the next ten years, an easy-to-use toolkit has been launched to give UK's local authorities real-time information on how many millions they would save by phasing in energy efficient LED street lights.
New scour manual to help engineers manage risk: An update to the CIRIA Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures will help bridge owners to address the risk of scour to infrastructure built in or near rivers and other channels.
The importance of maintenance needs to be recognised by decision makers, funded appropriately and well managed to ensure maximum value is achieved. This is the core message in a report by the World Road Association that makes the case for the importance of road maintenance by drawing on robust evidence from around the world.