21 May 2021
Government has promised to enshrine in law a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 78% compared to 1990 levels by 2035. But what will the different highway sectors need to do to help meet this target? We ask the chairs of the UKRLG’s five boards for their thoughts.
13 May 2021
The UKRLG has published (13/05/2021) a range of material to assist highway authorities value the wider economic benefits provided by highway maintenance.
19 March 2021
Highway departments are urged to take advantage of a new assessment tool that has shown how investment in road maintenance can generate a real economic return.
4 January 2021
Huge financial savings and emission reductions can be made by switching to LED street lighting according to a report commissioned by the UK Lighting & Technology Board.
19 October 2020
Threat of terrorist attack has not gone away, with socially distanced queues of people outside buildings a new concern. Highway authorities must keep security high on the agenda.
19 June 2020
New guidance published by the National Winter Service Research Group aims to help the sector ensure that it is well prepared in case heavy weather returns later this year
14 May 2020
The new guidance is allowing the highways sector to maintain worker safety and social distancing while aiming to operate as close to business as usual
27 April 2020
New guidance has been released on Local Highways Safe Operating Procedures
16 March 2020
Emerging technologies used to gather asset data and the sharing of recent experiences from sites promise to help authorities improve highway condition
6 January 2020
Efforts to reduce vehicle speeds and encourage behavior change can play an important part in helping the transport sector to reduce its carbon footprint
18 October 2019
Today (18/10/2019) UKRLG has published a range of HMEP Lifecycle Planning Toolkits. Good lifecycle planning supports strategic level planning and better decision making for future highway investment decisions. Planning and estimating expenditure requirements alongside long-term asset performance is essential to improve the management of roads and services. These estimates can be used to determine the likely performance of the asset so that future budget can be prioritised accordingly.
18 October 2019
Finishing touches are being made to a new decision support tool for bridges to help asset managers assess risk and direct funds more effectively.
18 October 2019
Department for Transports director of local transport Stephen Fidler OBE has taken over from Graham Pendlebury as Chair of the UK Roads Liaison Group.
27 August 2019
Highway managers responsible for the upkeep of street furniture including lamp posts, traffic signal poles and signs are urged to consult a new asset management toolkit produced by the Institution of Lighting Professionals. Its guidance note 22: Asset Management Toolkit: Minor Structures (ATOMS) was launched on 12 June and is available to download for free at the ILPs website.
15 July 2019
Graham Pendlebury the recently retired local transport director at the Department for Transport is focused on helping to strengthen the UK's ties with international partners.
14 May 2019
Efforts made to strengthen asset management skills - competent professional play an essential part in managing the road network well, for the benefit of the economy and society
14 March 2019
Safety of structures is paramount to the UK Bridges Board and recent guidance supported by the Board should ensure that bridge engineers are doing all they can to manage safety critical fixings.
3 January 2019
Efforts to improve air quality in cities must take account of emissions generated from real-world driving and not just laboratory tests, finds a new report.