Congestion

M62 and M6 congestion hotspot to trial £7m traffic management system

November 4, 2016 Hayley Pink

Highways England is to start work on a £7m pilot scheme to cut congestion along the M62 near Warrington in Cheshire this month. The project at Croft Interchange – where junction 21a of the M6 meets junction 10 of the M62 – aims to give drivers more reliable journeys along the eastbound M62, one of the busiest commuter congestion hotspots in the region. From next summer, smart motorway technology, such as electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits on […]

Carbon emissions

Transdek to show emissions and noise benefits of double-deck trailers at Freight in the City Expo

October 18, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transdek UK has said better use of urban double-deck trailers could play a significant role in reducing congestion, lowering emissions and tackling noise associated with city centre deliveries. The trailer manufacturer, which is exhibiting two Duet urban double-deck trailers at Freight in the City Expo next month in London, said that urban double decking could save up to 520 road miles each year as each unit is able to carry twice as much load per delivery as a standard trailer. […]