The consultation process on the draft revised Code of Practice has seen an overwhelming response from the sector. From the comments received one of the most significant issues identified was regarding the risk based approach and how this may be implemented in a highway authority context. As such, the Department for Transport has agreed additional guidance will be developed to support practitioners in this area.
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.
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.