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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 News

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.

Collaboration

25 November 2021

ITS (UK) honours Patey and Ali in annual awards, and acclaims environmental, digital and community innovations

The country’s Intelligent Transport industry association ITS (UK) has given its highest honour, the Rees Hills Award for Personal Contribution and Achievement to Ian...

Innovation

25 November 2021

Coeval technology now available via the TTAS framework

Infrastructure technology provider Coeval has won a place on three lots as part of the Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework.

Collaboration

25 November 2021

Cambridgeshire road safety scheme wins prestigious award

Work to improve road safety in Cambridgeshire has been recognised as part of an international award.

Collaboration

24 November 2021

Clearview Intelligence secures place on 6 TTAS Lots

Clearview Intelligence, has won a place on six Lots as part of the Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework.

Environment

24 November 2021

WJ Scotland and BEAR Scotland save 1,778 tonnes of carbon

A collaborative approach between road marking experts, WJ Scotland, and BEAR Scotland has brought significant carbon savings of 1,778 tonnes across Scotland’s North East Trunk...

Innovation

24 November 2021

New XA© module empowers quicker and smarter decisions

XAIS Asset Management has introduced an innovative module in its XA© Asset Management platform that allows users to track a live programme of works in...

Environment

23 November 2021

Comment: Meeting net zero

Emily See, Senior Consultant, Infrastructure Asset Management at Yotta discusses meeting the UK's net zero goals with highways lifecycle planning. 

Collaboration

19 November 2021

Technology’s here-and-now contribution to a better environment showcased at ITS (UK) Members’ Day

ITS (UK)’s first major in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic will feature a discussion about how technology is helping transport reduce emissions...

Collaboration

18 November 2021

Connected Safety Net announces the appointment of Simon Nestel as CEO

Connected Safety Net has announced the appointment of Simon Nestel as its Chief Executive Officer.

Collaboration

17 November 2021

Industry Forum - working together - seeing the bigger picture

Industry group revisits objectives to work together and share knowledge within the highways sector.

Environment

16 November 2021

Highway sector resilience report launched

John Lamb, Past President of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG), has welcomed the release of the DfT / LGTAG report on Emergency Preparedness, Response, &...

Innovation

16 November 2021

ITS Evaluation Guidance to be launched at next TTF Fireside Chat

The Transport Technology Forum's (TTF) next Fireside Chat will feature the launch of the Department for Transport’s new ITS Evaluation Guidance.

Collaboration

16 November 2021

Lives saved on roads during lockdowns heralds renewed efforts to reduce deaths and injuries

The drop of a fifth in deaths and serious injuries on roads in 2020, due to lockdowns reducing traffic, was the first decline in years and...

Environment

9 November 2021

Green Jumper Day

LCRIG associate member, ATM to take part in Green Jumper Day on the 26th November.

Collaboration

9 November 2021

SWARCO Traffic joins forces with SRL Traffic Systems

SWARCO Traffic, the traffic technology specialist, and SRL Traffic Systems, the UK and Republic of Ireland's largest manufacturer and supplier of portable and temporary ITS...

Training

8 November 2021

Transport Masters Bursary Programme announced

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees are pleased to announce that they will be running a Transport Masters Bursary programme for 2022-23.

Collaboration

4 November 2021

WJ Group Secure Place on National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework

WJ Group have secured a place on National Highways’ new £3.6 billion Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF).

Environment

4 November 2021

Electric vehicle charging points in new builds proposed

All new housing and commercial developments built in Southend-on-Sea could have electric vehicle charging points, as part of a proposed new planning policy to be...

Innovation

4 November 2021

Luton council launch road safety campaign, slow down and save lives

Luton Council are urging drivers to drive safely and with thought for others road users, and reminding them to adhere to the speed limit and...

Collaboration

2 November 2021

ITS (UK) members have major presence at Highways UK

The UK’s industry association for Intelligent Transport Systems is highlighting the role its members are playing in this week’s major Highways UK exhibition...

Innovation

2 November 2021

Red Stag driving towards Carbon-Neutral pothole repairs across UK

Red Stag Materials has had its EZ Street asphalt road repair product certified carbon-neutral – paving the way to a cleaner process for repairing Britain’s...

Innovation

1 November 2021

ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs Expo

The date for long-awaited ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs Expo has been announced.

Environment

1 November 2021

Gloucestershire highways committed to supporting a greener Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire highways have been taking positive action to support the fight against climate change.

Collaboration

1 November 2021

ITS (UK) announces awards shortlist

Digital road solutions, CAV testing techniques and a fusion of transport modelling with live traffic data to improve air quality are among the shortlists for...

Innovation

28 October 2021

Trojan Energy launch project to unlock domestic tariffs for on-street electric vehicle charging

Trojan Energy have announced a new project to develop a single, publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint that can be installed in the street outside...

Collaboration

27 October 2021

Work Zone Safety Promoted in New SRL Partnership

The UK and RoI’s largest manufacturer and supplier of portable and temporary ITS equipment, SRL Traffic Systems, is extending its portfolio of products designed...

Environment

27 October 2021

Hertfordshire CC trialling all-electric highways repair sites

In its ongoing mission to create a cleaner, greener and healthier environment, the county council is trialling all-electric sites, with both plant vehicles and worker...

Collaboration

27 October 2021

Government awards 100 per cent of West Sussex County Council’s Active Travel bid

The Government has awarded £274,900 so West Sussex County Council can develop its next package of cycling and walking schemes and promotional activity.

Environment

25 October 2021

88 local leaders come together before COP26 to set ambitious Net Zero targets

Suffolk County Council signs up to the NGO UK100’s ‘Net Zero Pledge.

Environment

25 October 2021

Trial to provide charge points for homes without driveways across Northampton

Electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed at seven sites across Northampton this autumn as part of the West Northamptonshire Council’s (WNC)...

Environment

25 October 2021

Atkins responds to UK’s Net Zero Strategy

Chris Ball, Managing Director of Nuclear and Power at Atkins comments on UK’s Net Zero Strategy.

Collaboration

22 October 2021

ITS (UK) announces Members’ Day plans

The UK’s Industry Association for Intelligent Transport Systems is holding a special day on 25 November for members to get together and network, share ideas...

Collaboration

21 October 2021

ITS (UK) Members Survey

ITS (UK) is inviting members to take part in a short survey to help them improve the service they provide to members.

Innovation

21 October 2021

Liverpool launches nudge behavior road safety trial

The UK’s first nudge-behaviour trial for a new style of potentially life-saving pedestrian crossings, has been launched in Liverpool.

Innovation

20 October 2021

Council bids for £890,000 for improved active travel routes in Bath

A new bid for £890,000 in Government funding to improve a 1.5km walking and cycling route between Combe Down and the University of Bath is set...

Environment

20 October 2021

Cadent Gas launches Hydrogen 10 Point Plan

Cadent launches a 10 Point Plan setting out an ambitious and long-term commitment to decarbonising the way we use energy in homes and businesses, whilst also...

Collaboration

19 October 2021

Webinar: National Highways to deliver update on road markings project

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has teamed up with National Highways to deliver a webinar entitled 'Transforming road markings'.

Environment

18 October 2021

Electric battle bus to highlight Lancaster carbon cutting at global summit

Town, gown and local Lancaster businesses put on a showcase of their work towards net-zero when the ‘Zero Carbon Tour’ pulled onto Lancaster University campus...

Collaboration

18 October 2021

This year's RoadPeace service will be held online

Victims of road traffic collisions will be remembered at a special service in November.

Environment

18 October 2021

Transport for London signs new contract for FORS to continue its work in making vehicle fleets across the UK safer and greener

Making vehicles safer is a vital part of TfL's Vision Zero commitment to eliminating death and serious injury on the transport network.

Innovation

18 October 2021

Ringway investing in Greener Fleet

Ringway, the specialist highway services company, has been fast tracking its way towards its target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, delivering greener...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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 (...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Environment

1 September 2021

A120 Little Hadham bypass scheme celebrates key milestone

A bridge carrying a popular local bridleway over the A120 bypass has opened, meaning an end to long diversions.

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.

Innovation | 25 November 2021

LCRIG President discusses Project Amber

Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) President Will Britain is featured in the latest edition of Transportation Professional where he talks about Project Amber.

Collaboration | 17 November 2021

LCRIG backs Road Safety Week

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is supporting Road Safety Week, a national week of events dedicated to providing road safety advice to all...

Collaboration | 3 November 2021

LCRIG backs Stamp it Out initiative

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is backing a programme designed to end abuse of highways workers and has called on local authorities to...

Innovation | 1 November 2021

Innovation report launched by LCRIG

A report by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) shows that there is no shortage of enthusiasm when it comes to delivering innovation in...

Innovation | 18 October 2021

Industry interview: A sense of pride

After a career in highways spanning more than 40 years, Kieran Collins, Highways Commissioner at Cheshire West and Chester Council, is retiring next month (November). Here,...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.  

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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Join our highways community

Members benefit from a range of services and support, LCRIG deliver webinars designed to facilitate fresh thinking in the industry; offer a recruitment service; provides frameworks to encourage greater levels of innovation; produces a weekly newsletter to highlight good work taking place across the industry; plus much more.

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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.