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LCRIG supports the ‘highways community’ by organising and coordinating a suite of activities designed to facilitate collaboration and innovation throughout the sector. This includes setting up, organising or facilitating CPD presentations, technical training days, member meetings, discussions and introductions. Members also benefit from support through our members’ area – find out more about LCRIG membership and how to join.

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LCRIG supports the Department for Transport to enable change using innovative techniques to help achieve savings and efficiencies, working together to ensure highway services are maintained to a standard that people expect and deserve. The DfT engages with LCRIG members by taking part in webinars and events and as a mechanism to gather information for things such as the allocation of grant funding.

Member Updates

Keep an eye on our website and other channels to stay abreast of what our members and the wider sector are doing to facilitate collaboration and innovation.

Environment

14 October 2021

Asset Management of Active Travel Infrastructure - Webinar now available On Demand

Webinar now available to watch On Demand - Hosted by LCRIG, this webinar, presented by Hyperion, examines the role of maintenance and asset management in promoting active travel, from both a policy and practical perspective.

Environment

14 October 2021

Recycling waste for road repairs saves cash and carbon

Hundreds of tonnes of material that was previously treated as waste and which needed to be safely and expensively disposed of is being used to help repair Oxfordshire’s roads.

Collaboration

14 October 2021

Lincolnshire awarded £50,000 towards A17 Heckington feasibility

Lincolnshire is among six councils to receive funding to develop local road improvements projects.

Collaboration

14 October 2021

Respecting and protecting Hampshire’s Highway heroes

Hampshire County Council is urging people to respect its frontline highways workforce in an effort to reduce the number of incidents of verbal abuse, threats of physical violence and aggressive behaviour by members of the public.

Collaboration

13 October 2021

BBA launches Stakeholder Experience Survey 2021

The BBA has launched its annual Stakeholder Experience Survey.

Innovation

13 October 2021

Pilot Group acquires ‘urban driving environment’ division of Variable Message Signs

Move sees Pilot Group further consolidate its market-leading traffic control systems offering

Innovation

11 October 2021

Introducing the World-First Hydrohog- a High-Performance, Low Emission Multi-Purpose Highways Maintenance Machine

Multevo, the award-winning nationwide UK highways, civils, and verge maintenance partner, has developed the world’s first Hydrohog – a high performance and multi purpose highway maintenance machine with ultra-low emissions displacing diesel by up to 40% through dual-fuel diesel/hydrogen technology.

Collaboration

11 October 2021

Environmental pioneer bids farewell to key ITS (UK) Forum she founded

In the late 1990s there was little interest in the effects transport had on the environment, however one academic spotted the issues and decided to do something about it by recruiting a group of transport technology professionals to discuss how intelligent transport systems could reduce the problems.

Innovation

11 October 2021

The first colourful crossings in Scotland

Three eye-catching new pedestrian crossings in DecoMark™ have been installed in Dumbarton, Scotland, as part of a project to encourage active travel.

Collaboration

8 October 2021

Net Zero Innovation Project of the Year

October is shaping up to be a very successful month for Miles Macadam, who won Net Zero Innovation Project of the Year at LCRIG’s Strictly Highways Awards.

Collaboration

8 October 2021

The Institution of Lighting Professionals Event: Lighting Back Better

On September the 28th the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) brought together senior figures in the lighting and built environment sector, including LCRIG, for an afternoon tea at the House of Lords.

Innovation

6 October 2021

New SRL Partnership Promotes Roadwork Efficiency and Cost-effectiveness

The efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety of roadwork projects have been given a boost by the signing of a new corporate partnership by the UK and RoI’s largest manufacturer and supplier of portable and temporary ITS equipment, SRL Traffic Systems.

Collaboration

6 October 2021

Galliford Try appoints Sustainability Director

Galliford Try, one of the UK’S leading construction groups, is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Tompkins to the new role of Director of Risk & Sustainability, tasked with leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) across its recently launched Sustainable Growth strategy.

Environment

6 October 2021

Arcadis commits to achieving Net Zero across its global operations by 2035

Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy organization for natural and built assets, announced the commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (Net Zero) in 2035 within its global operations

Environment

27 September 2021

Good progress made tackling climate change in Doncaster

Two years on since Doncaster Council declared a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency and plenty has been done as they relentlessly take action to help protect the planet.

Collaboration

27 September 2021

Bradford Council project wins top highways award

A major highways project to improve the A650 Hard Ings through Keighley has won the John Smeaton Award for the Best Large Highways and Transportation Project 2021 for the Yorkshire and Humber at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Awards.

Innovation

27 September 2021

Launch marks Kent County Council’s vision for zero road deaths by 2050

A new strategy setting out how Kent County Council and its partners aim to eliminate deaths on Kent’s roads by 2050 has been revealed.

Environment

27 September 2021

Engineers discover way to turn organic waste into renewable biofuel additives using radiation

Engineers at Lancaster University have led research that discovers a way to generate renewable biofuel additives, using radiation that could be derived from nuclear waste.

Innovation

27 September 2021

Innovative electrical equipment trialled by Essex Highways

Essex Highways is trialling two new innovations – an electric mini-excavator and a battery-operated wacker plate which is used to compact the ground and aggregates into a solid sub base before laying a road or pavement top surface.

Environment

27 September 2021

Hundreds of residential car charging points to be installed in Milton Keynes

Electric vehicle charging points will be installed on streets in older residential areas of Milton Keynes after the council secured a £1.1m grant.

Collaboration

22 September 2021

TRL paper outlines vision of a smarter future for highway assets

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has published a paper to stimulate discussion among local authorities about the need and the means to achieve an integrated toolkit to improve decisions in highways asset management.

Collaboration

20 September 2021

IAT Autumn Seminar: Future Challenges and Opportunities in the Asphalt Industry

To mark the return of live events, IAT will be holding an Autumn Seminar, a half-day focusing on the Future Challenges and Opportunities in the Asphalt Industry.

Environment

14 September 2021

ATM successfully renews ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015

ATM have successfully completed surveillance audits to renew their certifications for ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015.

Collaboration

13 September 2021

ITS (UK) appoints Carbon Ambassador

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, and the requirement for transport to dramatically reduce its emissions, ITS (UK) has appointed environment expert Keith McCabe to be its first Carbon Ambassador.

Collaboration

9 September 2021

TTF commits to supporting local authorities with rolling out public EV charging networks

The Transport Technology Forum has set up a new Working Group to help local councils tackle the challenges around delivering charging networks for the anticipated huge growth in electric vehicles (EVs).  

Innovation

9 September 2021

UltraCrete launches innovative installation aid

Market-leading highway maintenance manufacturer, UltraCrete, are delighted to announce the launch of Mortar Buoy® - the next generation, innovative, ironwork installation aid.

Collaboration

9 September 2021

Miles Macadam shortlisted for Highways Award

Miles Macadam announce their entry into the 2021 Highways Awards in collaboration with WSP, Kier and Shropshire Council.

Innovation

8 September 2021

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund announces £150,000 Competition

The Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are celebrating 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys with a major UK-wide Competition.

Innovation

8 September 2021

TDI Webinar #9 – ADEPT Live Labs, Innovation in the Local Roads Sector

The Transport Data Initiative (TDI) is delighted to announce the 9th TDI Webinar is to be held on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Innovation

2 September 2021

Crowded creates contactless ‘digital trigger’ to ensure touch-free crossings

Crowded has created a contactless ‘digital trigger’ to ensure touch-free crossings and improve safety among road users.

Collaboration

25 August 2021

A new integrated CCTV and Traffic Management System

Dynniq deploys a new integrated CCTV and Traffic Management System for the City of Wolverhampton.

Environment

1 September 2021

Fully electric vehicle supporting BTN BikeShare across the city of Brighton and Hove

Brighton & Hove’s hugely successful BTN BikeShare scheme is adding a new vehicle to its fleet this week.

Environment

24 August 2021

Ambitious bid aims to create electric bus fleet for Harrogate

An ambitious plan to convert an entire Harrogate bus fleet to electric vehicles has taken a step forward after the Government invited North Yorkshire County Council to bid for more than £8m to help to finance the project.

Collaboration

24 August 2021

New County Highways and Transport Director appointed

Following an extensive and intensive recruitment and selection process, Sue Procter has been appointed as the new Director for Highways and Transport at Cambridgeshire County Council.

Environment

24 August 2021

Ringway receives UK’s first zero emission 7.2t commercial vehicle

Ringway, a specialist highway services company, has received delivery of the UK’s first fully electric 7.2 tonne IVECO Daily cage tipper for its Hounslow Highways contract.

Innovation

24 August 2021

Investment in gritters ensures county is well prepared for winter

Even at the height of summer, plans are being laid to ensure North Yorkshire is ready for whatever winter might throw at the county.

Innovation

20 August 2021

5,000 more LED streetlights to be installed across Essex by the end of August

Essex Highways remains on track to install an additional 5,000 LED streetlights across the county by the end of the month.

Innovation

20 August 2021

ITS (UK) says in person or online – it’s your choice

As the country begins to get back to face-to-face working, the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association, ITS (UK) is committing to offering members the choice of joining events in person or online.

Collaboration

19 August 2021

Aggregate Industries’ Ups the Ante on Gender Equality by Signing the Construction News Pledge

As part of its commitment to championing gender equality, leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries is proud to announce it has signed up to a Construction News initiative.

Collaboration

19 August 2021

Civils manufacturer bolsters team with two senior appointments

Wrekin Products has welcomed two highly experienced industry professionals to further support the firm’s ethos of finding and providing the right solution for each client.

Innovation

18 August 2021

Introducing the NCLD Lite from Rosehill Highways

Rosehill Highways have announced the latest addition to their Narrow Cycle Lane Defender range of cycle lane segregation products - the NCLD Lite.  

Innovation

18 August 2021

Trojan Energy secures £2.2 million to address lack of EV charging points in urban areas and create new jobs

Trojan Energy, the clean energy company, has secured a late seed round investment of £2.2 million to roll out its unique, flat-and-flush on-street EV (electric vehicle) charging hubs and develop further commercial applications of its technology.

Collaboration

17 August 2021

SRL honoured to receive Armed Forces Covenant – Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

SRL is honoured to receive the AFC Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to supporting the armed forces.

Collaboration

17 August 2021

New consultant member joins LCRIG

RedRay has joined the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) as a consultant member.

Collaboration

17 August 2021

SRL scoops silver RoSPA award for health & safety

SRL, leading manufacturer and supplier of portable and temporary ITS equipment and integrated systems to the traffic management, construction, events and utilities sectors – has achieved a silver award for Occupational Health & Safety.

Innovation

12 August 2021

ITS (UK) helps SMEs take part in ITS World Congress

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association, ITS (UK), is leading an offer to small and medium enterprises to take a place on the UK’s pavilion at October’s ITS World Congress in Hamburg.  

Innovation

12 August 2021

University gives JCT Traffic Signals Symposium official clearance to run September event

Officials at Nottingham Trent University have officially approved JCT’s plans for running a successful and safe Traffic Signals Symposium at their site in September.

Innovation

12 August 2021

Public Policy Exchange webinar: Improving public transport

Public Policy Exchange is hosting a webinar on 07 September entitled 'Improving Public Transport: Boosting infrastructure and safety and promoting integration and innovation in local services post Covid'

Innovation

12 August 2021

Artful markings at Piccadilly

Art, colours and creativeness galore! This is what you can find on the streets of Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London - and Geveko's decorative markings play a big role in the show.

Innovation

11 August 2021

Project Centre wins CIHT Employer of the Year award

Project Centre has been announced as Employer of the Year at the 2021 Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Awards.

Innovation

11 August 2021

New data analysis solution from Pilot Group identifies accident hotspots and helps improve road safety

Market leading offering by traffic-control company TWM gives crucial insight allowing better deployment of road safety measures.

Innovation

10 August 2021

Independent modelling proves SRL Multiphase ADS cuts queue lengths by 50%

SRL's multiphase adaptive detection system for portable and temporary traffic signals has been independently proven to reduce average queue lengths

Collaboration

10 August 2021

Top safety accreditation for ATM Ltd

ATM Ltd is proud to have been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Environment

3 August 2021

Wirral Council to install 40 new EV charging points

A pilot project will see on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points, installed by SSE Enterprise, in Wirral for the first time.

Collaboration

4 August 2021

Invitation to see Roadtechs surface extension treatment programme in action

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) are being invited by Roadtechs to join them on the 350,000m2 surface extension treatment programme in Norfolk. 

Innovation

2 August 2021

Gaist and TRL to provide new offering in digital asset management

LCRIG associate member Gaist has confirmed that its road asset data will be integrated into TRL Software’s cloud-native iROADS asset management system.

Collaboration

28 July 2021

North West based TWM Traffic Control Systems secures key contract with Wirral Borough Council

TWM has won a key contract to supply and install all electronic vehicle-activated signage in the Wirral Borough Council area.

Innovation

29 July 2021

Initial Research Report released on The LASR Approach

The Road Safety Trust, Derby City Council, Enodamus Ltd and XAIS Asset Management Ltd have released a detailed report showcasing its research into developing a new methodology for prioritising Local Authority Skid Resistance.

Innovation

29 July 2021

First-of-a-kind Trojan Energy charge points go live in Brent

First-of-a-kind on-street electric vehicle charge points are now officially live for testing in the London Borough of Brent. The new on-street charge points sit flush within the pavement, with no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge.

Collaboration

28 July 2021

ITS (UK) membership drive sees ten new members join in two months

Transport technology manufacturers, SMEs, a start-up and a Local Authority are among ten organisations to join the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society this summer.

Innovation

27 July 2021

Digital Twin of road network moves closer following landmark tie-up between Gaist and TRL

Gaist is to explore with TRL the detailed case for a digital twin of the UK’s road network, using data updated in near real-time.

Collaboration

27 July 2021

Survey shows not enough is being done to protect road workers

Less than half of the public agree that enough is being done to protect road workers in the UK, according to a survey commissioned by workflow software specialists Re-flow.

Collaboration

26 July 2021

Construction Suicide Rates on the Increase

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University to carry out research on suicide statistics from 2015 to 2019 and alarming results show that suicides have increased in construction.

Collaboration

26 July 2021

Clearview Intelligence enters a Professional Development Partnership with the IHE

Clearview Intelligence has entered a Professional Development Partnership (PDP) with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

Innovation

22 July 2021

ITS (UK) launching new Forum focussing on data

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has decided to set up an expert forum to discuss and develop ideas on how the growing amount of data in the transport/mobility sector can be best used.

Innovation

22 July 2021

Gaist backed by BGF for future growth and international expansion

Gaist has announced it has secured a £2.1 million investment from BGF – the UK’s most active growth capital investor.

Innovation

22 July 2021

How LED signage can help to guide the way during the ‘great staycation’

While the UK continues to take cautious steps out of lockdown, many outdoor tourism attractions are already inundated with record numbers of visitors. 

Collaboration

21 July 2021

SRL scoops silver RoSPA award for health and safety

SRL Traffic Systems has scooped a top award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for demonstrating consistently high health and safety standards across the business.

Innovation

20 July 2021

Work to connect Wigan Pier with town centre by foot and bike begins

Work to better connect Wigan Pier with Wigan town centre has commenced.

Environment

20 July 2021

How does the traffic signals industry support active travel? This year’s JCT Symposium finds out

With walking and cycling becoming a key focus of travel provision over the past year, active travel solutions are a key element of this September’s in-person JCT Traffic Signals Symposium.

Collaboration

19 July 2021

Innovative highways alliance brings benefits to roads and residents

Kier and Shropshire Council appoint Multevo to form part of the Shropshire Highways Alliance to improve service delivery across the network following a series of successful trials.

Innovation

15 July 2021

ITS (UK) Chair welcomes Transport Decarbonisation Plan, but says ITS could be used more right now

The Chair of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society says the Government’s new Transport Decarbonisation Plan which commits to net-zero transport by 2050 is to be welcomed, but that opportunities exist right now to make better use of transport technology, particularly as the transition to green modes will take time.

Collaboration

13 July 2021

RSMA announces preferred certification partner for UK road trials

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has announced it has selected the British Board of Agrément (BBA) as the preferred Approved Body (AB) Partner for the certification of road marking products in road trials due to begin in July 2022.

Innovation

7 July 2021

DACS ‘paves the way’ for automation in the construction industry

A Distributed Automated Cutting System (DACS) project, led by Eurovia UK, in partnership with Loop Technology and The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), will deliver a ground-breaking robotic paving slab cutting process. DACS will produce bespoke slabs; made to measure, in a controlled environment to minimise on-site disruption and accelerate Britain’s urban regeneration.

Collaboration

14 July 2021

New marketing and PR company dedicated to highways and transport sector launched

A new PR & Marketing company dedicated to helping the highways and transport industry to engage and communicate more effectively has been launched. 

Collaboration

6 July 2021

Industry interview: Delivering change in the sector

LCRIG is shining a light on women in highways. This week, Helen Blood discusses the progress that has been made around making the industry more attractive and outlines the importance of communication when it comes to delivering change.

Environment

6 July 2021

Red Stag Materials expands production of EZ Street Asphalt

Red Stag Materials is expanding production of its EZ Street Asphalt product – a greener solution to potholes.

Innovation

5 July 2021

TDI Webinar #8 - Future Transport Zones

The Transport Data Initiative (TDI) is delighted to announce the 8th TDI Webinar, to be held on Wednesday 21st July 2021, from 11:00 - 12:00. The event will showcase into the world of Future Transport Zones to gain understanding around; what are the transport technologies and business models that have already been implemented, what are the current key focuses and what are the plans for the future?

Environment

6 July 2021

Medway Council to install 34 EV charging points this summer

Connected Kerb will be installing 34 electric vehicle charging points on behalf of Medway Council.

Collaboration

5 July 2021

Xais Asset Management helps shape the education of future industry leaders

XAIS Asset Management has worked in collaboration with The Driven Company to help the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT) deliver up to date study notes on a range of courses at the University of Derby.

Environment

5 July 2021

Webinar to focus on Bus Back Better strategy

The Transport Technology Forum (TTF) is hosting a webinar that will discuss the Government's Bus Back Better strategy.

Environment

5 July 2021

Tree owners asked to check their trees for Ash Dieback

Lancashire County Council is reminding anyone with trees on their property that they have a responsibility to ensure they are in a safe condition. This is especially important this summer for owners of ash trees who should check them for signs of a disease called Ash Dieback so they do not become a danger to themselves or others.

Innovation

29 June 2021

Putting safety in your pocket, with added intelligence

Since its launch six months ago, the HAUC(UK) app has had over 13,000 users. A new release has now been pushed out to users, offering improved functionality such as location intelligence and a 'setting up site' tool.

Collaboration

28 June 2021

LGTAG launches Health and Wellbeing Survey

The Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) has launched a Health and Wellbeing Survey to gain an understanding of how the highways sector has coped throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Collaboration

24 June 2021

Women in ITS told “you’re first class”

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society’s Women in ITS Group has heard a rousing speech from one of the industry’s most experienced professionals, explaining why they bring fresh thinking into the industry, and that women should be confident in their abilities.

Collaboration

23 June 2021

Opening of rebuilt vital A19 link is welcomed

Local residents and business owners have welcomed the reopening on Monday (21 June) of the A19 at Chapel Haddlesey.

Innovation

23 June 2021

Making a difference

To mark International Women in Engineering Day today (23 June) and as a continuation of LCRIG’s series of interviews shining a light on women in highways, Content Director Alec Peachey caught up with two senior members of staff at Derby City Council.  

Innovation

22 June 2021

KaarbonTech growth shows no sign of slowing

KaarbonTech Asset Management has continued the expansion of its business, signing up Telford, Runnymede, Sandwell, Sunderland and Cambridgeshire councils, to deliver drainage management services on long term contracts.

Innovation

22 June 2021

New XAIS solution transforms contractor quality management

XAIS has worked with Rochdale Borough Council to create a quantitative mobile solution that improves inspections and enhances contractor relationships.

Environment

22 June 2021

Council's plan to clean 86,650 grids before next spring

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Highways Service plans to clean a total of 86,650 grids across the borough at least once before March 2022.

Innovation

17 June 2021

Entries now open for ITS (UK) Awards 2021

Nominations for the five categories in the prestigious ITS (UK) Awards have opened, ahead of an in-person ceremony in November to celebrate the industry’s contribution to our transport network.

Innovation

17 June 2021

Liverpool John Moores University calls for supply chain engagement on R&D projects

Request for supply chain members to engage with Liverpool John Moores University to undertake Research and development (R&D) projects.

Innovation

17 June 2021

Gaist wins place on renewed RAMS framework

Gaist has been appointed as the roads data and intelligence provider on a key framework – a win that will see it continue to play a central part in the post-pandemic build back. 

Environment

16 June 2021

Green light for ITT Hub event

Preparations for the free Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub event are now in the final stages, with the news that the event can go ahead as planned under the latest Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister on Monday (14 June 2021). 

Innovation

16 June 2021

Crowded creates contactless 'digital trigger' to ensure touch-free crossings

LCRIG associate member Crowded has created a contactless 'digital trigger' to ensure touch-free crossings and improve safety for road users.

Environment

16 June 2021

TTF report hits national media

A Transport Technology Forum (TTF) report on traffic levels which was published last week has hit national media.

Innovation

15 June 2021

Taking a new approach to risk-profiling gullies with KaarbonTech Asset Management  

KaarbonTech Asset Management helps over 50 local authorities define and manage their risk on a day-to-day basis, with software systems and services built from the ground up.

Environment

15 June 2021

Wrekin's support helps keep busy Suffolk road moving

Works to upgrade the busy A140 between Yaxley and Brome in Suffolk, in a bid to enhance road safety and cut down on congestion have now completed – following technical support from civil engineering designer, manufacturer, and supplier Wrekin Products.

Collaboration

14 June 2021

Gaist and Safecote enter data sharing partnership

Safecote and Gaist have entered into a new data sharing partnership which is designed to improve winter service delivery and asset management planning.

Innovation

14 June 2021

Miles Macadam delivers carbon neutral surfacing scheme in collaboration with Shropshire Highways & KierWSP

Miles Macadam has delivered a carbon neutral surfacing scheme in collaboration with Shropshire Highways & KierWSP, using an innovative approach to sustainable surfacing.

Innovation

10 June 2021

ITS Associations identify ten features of a resilient transport network

Seven intelligent transport societies from across Europe have published a report advising transport operators what is required to deliver a resilient network, including ensuring enough capacity, having full and reliable connectivity and being fully interoperable.

Environment

10 June 2021

Traffic volumes exceeding pre-lockdown levels, TTF data shows

Traffic volumes in towns and cities surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time since travel restrictions were introduced in March last year, according to the latest analysis of local authority traffic data provided by the Transport Technology Forum (TTF).

Environment

3 June 2021

ITS (UK) Chair commits to zero carbon transport technology push

The Chair of ITS (UK), Ryan Hood confirms the organisation will double-down on its commitment to decarbonisation, as he enters his second year in the role.

Innovation

3 June 2021

Taking a modern approach to safety inspections 

Gaist recently joined forces with the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) to host a webinar entitled 'Advancing safety inspections: the case for change' .

Environment

2 June 2021

Amey trialling use of EVs across UK contracts

Amey, an associate member of LCRIG, is trialling the use of 10 electric vehicles across five of its UK contracts to help understand what requirements are needed to transition from fossil fuel to electric, to power its fleet of maintenance vehicles.

Environment

2 June 2021

New funding provides electric charging boost in Cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester Council has recently used two sources of funding to boost electric vehicle charging facilities across the borough.

Innovation

1 June 2021

New highways operation goes live in North Yorkshire

NY Highways, a company created by North Yorkshire County Council to give greater flexibility in highway maintenance, has started operations from today (1 June). 

Innovation

31 May 2021

Vaisala - Successful winter road maintenance strategies

Vaisala to host webinar on successful winter road maintenance strategies.

Innovation

26 May 2021

Wrekin Products to supply specialist Unite range to the M27

Wrekin has completed an intensive consultation process to secure the opportunity to supply its specialist Unite range to Hampshire’s most significant infrastructure project in recent history.

Innovation

26 May 2021

ITS (UK) announces COP-26-related competition

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has announced a COP-26-related competition to come up with ideas on how intelligent transport systems can be used to reduce carbon emissions.

Collaboration

26 May 2021

Councils invited to reconnect with road transport sector

Local authorities are being invited to reconnect with the road transport sector this summer at the Innovation & Technology in Transport - ITT Hub event - which is taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre from 30 June to 1 July. 

Innovation

24 May 2021

ASI Solutions on the search for local authority partner

ASI Solutions is on the search for local authority partner to demonstrate how Rhinophalt asphalt preservation could transform the way bridge decks are maintained.

Innovation

24 May 2021

The Multevo Method – Revolutionising the way we repair our roads

Multevo's ‘fix first time’ approach to increase the longevity of the network by preventing further deterioration.

Innovation

20 May 2021

Connected Kerb project delivers EV charging to small communities in Kent

Connected Kerb has worked with Kent County Council (KCC) to install 40 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in poorly-served areas across the county.

Innovation

18 May 2021

FALCON Automated Cone Laying Machine completes on-road trials

Highway Care’s FALCON Automated Cone Laying Machine (ACLM) is the first of its kind to successfully complete both off and on-road trials as part of Highways England’s Innovation project and is now endorsed for use on the strategic road network (SRN).

Innovation

14 May 2021

Rennicks Virtual Journey Time System collaboration supports UK’s first carbon neutral road improvement scheme

The scheme has been hailed as a success, being the first carbon neutral road improvement scheme in the UK. Disruption to road users and the local community was kept to a minimum and technology was used to communicate with and improve safety for road users as they travelled through and around the works.

Innovation

12 May 2021

PTS announce latest Multi-Functional Vehicle (MFV) is fully UKPMS accredited to deliver SCANNER surveys

PTS are pleased to announce that their latest Multi-Functional Vehicle (MFV) is fully UKPMS accredited to deliver SCANNER surveys, in line with the latest industry standards and TRL’s auditing regime.

Collaboration

10 May 2021

Traffic on the local authority road network back at pre-pandemic levels

This week’s Transport Technology Forum Covid-19 Weekly Digest suggests traffic levels have returned to pre-pandemic baseline levels for the first time since the crisis started.

Innovation

5 May 2021

Meon and Amey bring museum street to life

The London Bus Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, has had its indoor street brought to life thanks to a collaboration between LCRIG associate members, Amey and Meon.

Innovation

4 May 2021

JCB’s PotholePro proves its worth on M6 fast lane night shift

The JCB PotholePro was sent to fix holes on one of the motorway’s busiest stretches - junctions 14 and 15 between Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The night shift was part of a national demonstration programme to show how the innovative machine repairs potholes permanently - in less than eight minutes.

Environment

28 April 2021

Amey makes commitment to cut carbon and achieve net zero

Amey, the leading infrastructure services and engineering company, has committed to reducing its carbon emissions and will reach carbon net zero by 2040.

Innovation

26 April 2021

Aggregate Industries Completes UK’s First Carbon Neutral Pavement Scheme

The contracting division of Aggregate Industries has made history by completing the UK’s first carbon neutral pavement scheme as part of Highways England’s A590 M6 J36 to Brettarg Holt resurfacing project.

Our work

LCRIG is in pole position to help bring the sector together and facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration. Our focus is on three key pillars – innovation, collaboration and the environment.

Our Work | 11 October 2021

Strictly Extra now available to watch On Demand

The Strictly Highways 2021 live event has now finished, but there is still chance to register for free to visit the Exhibition Hall,  fill your swag bag, and catch-up with all of the presentations and live debates; additional presentations can also be watched on Strictly Extra.

Collaboration | 30 September 2021

Keynote speakers confirmed for Strictly Highways 2021

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) Baroness Vere of Norbiton, and Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation, will be the keynote speakers at Strictly Highways 2021 next week.

Collaboration | 29 September 2021

LCRIG achieves ISO 44001 certification

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has achieved certification to the international standard, ISO 44001, representing a global first for an organisation of its type.

Innovation | 13 September 2021

DfT Special Recognition awards deadline - 17 September

The deadline for entries for the DfT Special Recognition Awards is this Friday (17 September). Delivered as part of Strictly Highways, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile to deliver change in the sector. 

Our Work | 9 September 2021

View from the top: Upcoming conferences

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) looks ahead at the conferences he will be participating in over the coming months, both virtually and face to face.

Innovation | 26 August 2021

LCRIG and TTF announce new partnership agreement

Today (26 August) , the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) and the Transport Technology Forum (TTF), are announcing a new partnership to promote best practice, collaboration and innovation across the sector. 

Innovation | 11 August 2021

View from the top: Spotlight on innovation

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), participates in one of the most enjoyable events of his 40 years in highways - hearing innovation pitches from a variety of companies.

Environment | 11 August 2021

Industry interview: Recognising wellbeing

Jonathon Munslow, Asset and Infrastructure Group Manager and Traffic Manager for South Gloucestershire Council, talks to LCRIG about health and wellbeing in the highways sector.

Innovation | 4 August 2021

Industry Interview: Reforming the sector

Galliford Try recently became the newest member of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG). The company's Managing Director Dave Lowery spoke to Alec Peachey about a range of topics including the reasons why the industry needs to think outside of the box when it comes to attracting new talent, adapting to the challenges brought about by the pandemic, and why innovation is key to unlocking opportunities. 

Collaboration | 29 July 2021

View from the top: Another busy week

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), looks back on another busy few days for the organisation which saw delivery of its first 'In conversation' interview and submission reviews commence for the LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund.

Training | 29 July 2021

Industry interview: Addressing industry challenges

Past President of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) John Lamb talks to LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey about some of the challenges facing the highways sector and why asset management is about more than just fixing potholes. 

Collaboration | 22 July 2021

View from the top: A global first for LCRIG...

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), announces LCRIG has become the first organisation of its type in the world to achieve independent certification to ISO44001, the international standard for collaboration.

Innovation | 20 July 2021

Have you submitted your application?

Local highway authorities, universities, private sector companies and innovative individuals are invited to submit applications for funding via the LCRIG website.

Collaboration | 20 July 2021

One week to go until second #AsktheDfT event

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will once again have the opportunity to put questions directly to senior personnel from the Department for Transport (DfT) during our exclusive quarterly webinar series.  

Collaboration | 15 July 2021

Industry Interview: Improving Reading's roads

Reading Borough Council recently accessed the LCRIG Project Amber Framework Agreement contract and this has allowed the local authority to accelerate its specialist concrete road investment programme whilst obtaining competitive prices and a quicker start to the project than the conventional approach. LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey caught up with Sam Shean, Reading's Streetcare Services Manager, to find out more. 

Innovation | 12 July 2021

Supporting new ideas and innovation

Ian Large, Chair of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's Infrastructure Innovation Board, provides an update on the role of the Board and outlines why innovation is key to driving change in the sector. 

Innovation | 24 June 2021

LCRIG launches new Innovation Fund with support of WJ

A new £150,000 Innovation Fund for road surface treatments is being made available through the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) in partnership with the leading highway marking and safety business WJ Group, who are funding the project.

Collaboration | 1 June 2021

The LCRIG £50 Challenge

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is challenging all Project Amber Framework members to help raise much needed funds for our chosen charity, Trinity Hospice.

Innovation | 20 May 2021

Strictly Highways 2021 to take place online

This year's Strictly Highways event will be delivered virtually and is set to feature all the elements that delegates and exhibitors are used to including a conference, networking and the DfT Special Recognition Awards.

20 May 2021

LCRIG's recruitment service

The LCRIG Recruitment service has been launched and we are busy in the background testing the functionality and uploading vacancies for our members.

Innovation | 20 May 2021

View from the top: a national DPS

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), discusses plans for a national Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and calls for members to share their suggestions.

Innovation | 13 May 2021

LCRIG to exhibit at ITT Hub event

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will be exhibiting at a new event next month - Innovation and Technology in Transport – ITT Hub.  

Innovation | 5 May 2021

Policy Director of sustainable transport group to speak at EV webinar

The Policy and Operations Director of a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles will be a keynote speaker at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's upcoming webinar entitled ‘Overcoming local authority challenges in the electric vehicle space’. 

LCRIG recruitment support

LCRIG has recently launched a recruitment service designed to drive the best candidates to your roles – free of charge to councils and partner members. In addition, all postings for apprenticeships, graduate placements and work experience will be free of charge to all. Associate members, utility members and consultant members will also be eligible to post a limited number of jobs free of charge. LCRIG also offers a tailored job service.

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LCRIG – community interest company

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is officially established as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

This means that the organisation can operate like any other limited company and can procure goods and services, lease offices and apply for government funding.