A Lincolnshire haulier has blasted officials over roadworks which could cost his firm an extra £35,000 in longer journeys. The row has erupted after North East Lincolnshire Council said they would be closing a section of the A1173 near Stallingborough for six months while contractors create a new roundabout on the road. This has now been revised by NELC to a one-way traffic flow. But Alan Broughton, director of local haulage firm Handtrans is furious that trucks travelling towards Grimsby […]
‘Dynamic’ hard shoulder running on smart motorways is to be brought to an end after analysis found it caused confusion and increased the risk of accidents. In addition, the deployment of radar-based ‘stopped vehicle detection’ will be ramped up across the entire smart motorway network, after government research showed the risk of collisions between moving and stationary vehicles had increased. Near misses on smart motorways have risen twenty-fold in the past five years to 1,485, compared to 72 near misses […]
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
Developer Panattoni is to speculatively develop a 515,000sq ft warehouse in Derby, with construction beginning this month.