Two new by-passes have opened in recent days, both promising to significantly improve road transport links in their respective regions. The first to open, on St Valentine’s Day, was in mid-Wales. The 4-mile Newtown bypass incorporates three bridges, four underpasses and five roundabouts, and while not without its detractors among affected local landowners, will eliminate the regular 45-minute crawl through the town for traffic travelling from North West Wales to the south of the nation. In particular, it will prevent […]
The industry’s two main trade associations have welcomed the start of a trial in Liverpool designed to test the effect on congestion of removing the city’s bus lanes.
The UK will face gridlock on the roads and ever worsening air quality unless the government tackles the country’s creaking infrastructure, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). It also said fuel duty needed to be overhauled and road pricing looked at again, despite a public backlash when it was last mooted. Lord Adonis, NIC chairman, said the current state of the country’s infrastructure could hold the UK back and that a long-term plan was needed to tackle the three […]
Transport for London (TfL) has promised to provide an update “later this year” on proposals for a new underground ring road around London to relieve congestion.