Making the case for local roads

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides a unique platform for members to engage.

Our mission is to make the case for local roads through collaboration, innovation, skills and net zero for the highways community and our members. We do this by providing a vital link between central and local government, supply chain and the wider highways community to ensure ongoing improvements in the highways sector.

LCRIG is a community interest company and our core values are achievement, laughter, family and integrity. Our purpose is to give back, promoting collaboration that will ultimately see improved highway services, maintained to a standard that road users expect and deserve.

As local authorities continue to face funding challenges, LCRIG can offer support to its members and help to facilitate collaboration and discussions which ultimately help to stimulate investment in innovation and technology solutions. Since its inception, LCRIG has been making the case for local roads and continues to drive innovation forward and deliver value.

By joining LCRIG you will connect with a community of like-minded local authorities, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming an LCRIG member and how you can help to make the case for local roads.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Our work

Examples of LCRIG initiatives and how we are making the case for local roads.

Collaboration | 30 November 2023

LCRIG announces packages for 2024 events

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is delighted to announce details of the sponsorship opportunities, exhibitor spaces and delegate places available for our 2024 flagship...

Our Work | 30 November 2023

House of Lords visit for LCRIG

LCRIG's Relationship Director, Susanne Ingham attended the House of Lords Lunch last week for a special luncheon with Lord David Evans.

Innovation | 23 November 2023

TTF Autumn update presentations online

Presentations are now online from this year’s Transport Technology Forum Autumn Update, which took place on Tuesday 14 November 2023, at the IET Austin Court in...

Collaboration | 23 November 2023

Industry Interview: Martin Tweddle

Martin Tweddle, Operations Director at DSD Construction, speaks to the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) about the importance of collaboration and innovation and how...

Innovation | 22 November 2023

Study to help guide export efforts

The manager of the Transport Technology Forum says a new study into the intelligent transport systems industry’s export opportunities will help Government focus its...

Collaboration | 10 November 2023

LCRIG welcomes new members

This week, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) welcomed ND Brown Limited and Valerann as our latest Associate Members.

Collaboration | 1 November 2023

LCRIG welcomes two new members

This week, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is delighted to welcome Story Contracting Ltd and Sefton Council.

Collaboration | 6 October 2023

View from the top: Strictly Success

This week, Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), reflects on the success of this week's Strictly Highways.

Collaboration | 28 September 2023

View from the top: Strictly Surprises!

This week, Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), provides members with an update ahead of our Strictly Highways event...

Collaboration | 14 September 2023

View from the top: Thinking ahead

This week, Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), reflects on a busy week catching up with industry colleagues and...

Collaboration | 7 September 2023

View from the top: Keeping connected

This week, Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), highlights the importance of keeping connected, following a site visit with...

Collaboration | 31 August 2023

Embedding social value

Professionals from the highways sector spoke about the importance of embedding social value on both the contractor and client side during an invitation-only virtual roundtable...

Innovation | 23 August 2023

Innovation Festival in numbers

This year's LCRIG Innovation Festival featured plenty of industry firsts and brought together local authorities, central government, the supply chain, associations and academia.

Collaboration | 3 August 2023

LCRIG publishes IPS How to Guide

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has published a step by step guide to support members in accessing the Innovation Procurement System (IPS).

Collaboration | 27 July 2023

View from the top: Another busy week!

This week, Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), updates members on a busy week which includes the announcement of...

Collaboration | 29 June 2023

View from the top: Growth ahead

In her last update before taking on the role of Chief Executive at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), Paula Claytonsmith looks ahead to...

Collaboration | 23 June 2023

LCRIG welcomes two new members

This week, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) welcomed Hill & Smith Infrastructure Ltd and L&R Roadlines Ltd as new members.

Collaboration | 16 June 2023

View from the top: Thinking allowed

Paula Claytonsmith, Director, Government, and Strategy at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), highlights the importance of having the time and space to think.

Collaboration | 16 June 2023

LCRIG welcomes two new members

This week, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) welcomed Bedford Borough Council and Winter Service Solutions Ltd as new members.

Our Work | 18 May 2023

Policy Insight: The Long Read

The latest edition of Policy Insight by Paula Claytonsmith - Director, Government and Policy at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has a theme...

Our partnerships

LCRIG supports the Department for Transport to enable change using innovative techniques to help achieve savings and efficiencies. 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.

The Transport Technology Forum is supported by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Innovate UK. It exists to give leadership, direction and support and to stimulate investment in innovation and technology solutions.

LCRIG acts as the Secretariat for TTF and through funding, facilitates activities to help further enhance the reputation of the group. This puts the group in a unique position of having the experience and knowledge of a raft of experts across both the highways maintenance and technology space.

Welsh Government has a clear vision for the future of transport in Wales that benefits the country’s people, places, and economy. As well as having major environmental impacts, transport systems play a critical role in our lives – shaping communities, facilitating economies, and affecting individuals’ health and wellbeing.

Latest news

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

Collaboration

30 November 2023

Highways Voices: Counting carbon emissions

Listeners to this week's Highways Voices will hear about the new guidance for local highways authorities for consistent carbon measurement…

Innovation

30 November 2023

Valerann wins 1st prize at Sacyr Foundation Innovation Awards

LCRIG Associate Member, Valerann have won first prize at the 13th Sacyr Foundation Innovation Awards.

Skills

23 November 2023

ITS UK Early Careers’ Essay Competition launches!

Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the voice of the transport technology industry, has launched its annual Early Careers’ Essay…

Innovation

23 November 2023

Solar Gates UK Forges Strategic Partnership with High-Tech Fence

Solar Gates UK, a pioneer in innovative solar security barrier solutions, proudly announces its collaboration with High-Tech Fence as exclusive…

Collaboration

22 November 2023

Carlisle’s DSD Construction Enjoys Continued Success Through Accelerated Growth in…

DSD Construction is pleased to announce ongoing local prosperity from this year’s regional growth and diversification.

Collaboration

22 November 2023

Roads, runways and racetracks on this week's Highways Voices

This week on highways voices, the focus is on specialist testing of roads, runways and racetracks.

Innovation

22 November 2023

Innovate UK launches new £2 million, DfT funded competition to…

A new £2 million competition has been announced to encourage businesses and local authorities to work together to develop and…

Innovation

22 November 2023

Gaist Offer Free CPD-accredited Session on Lifecycle Modelling for Highways

LCRIG Associate Member, Gaist are currently accepting expressions of interest for a free, online one-hour session on lifecycle modelling for…

Net Zero

22 November 2023

Multi-million pound upgrade to Liverpool's roads begins

Liverpool City Council has appointed three contractors to deliver the next phase of its Highways Investment Programme (HIP).

Collaboration

22 November 2023

Re-flow Debut Christmas Advert – “The Gift of Time”

LCRIG Associate Member, Re-flow have debuted their very first Christmas Advert – The Gift of Time.

Innovation

16 November 2023

Core Highways Group invests £1m in portable traffic signal boost

Core Highways Group has placed orders in excess of £1m of the latest portable traffic lights.

Collaboration

16 November 2023

Highways Voices: An update on the £70m signals funding

Listeners to this week's Highways Voices will hear an update about the £70m signals funding.

Innovation

13 November 2023

Exports Study shows positive future for UK intelligent transport industry

A new study into the export opportunities for the ITS sector has revealed an industry optimistic about future growth.

Net Zero

9 November 2023

Significant carbon savings achieved in Oxfordshire

Latest reports show Oxfordshire County Council’s street lighting energy consumption has significantly decreased.

Collaboration

9 November 2023

Road Expo Rounds off Re-flow’s Year on the Road

Re-flow Field Management rounds off their year on the road with Scotland’s Road Expo.

Collaboration

9 November 2023

National Highways releases Social Value report

LCRIG Partner Member, National Highways has released their Delivering Social Value Annual Report.

Collaboration

9 November 2023

LCRIG Members feature in World Highways

LCRIG Members, Oxfordshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure and Aggregate Industries featured within World Highways.

Collaboration

9 November 2023

ITS UK welcomes self-driving vehicle and rail reform legislation to…

ITS UK responds following the King’s Speech, which set out the legislative agenda for the Government over the coming year.

Collaboration

9 November 2023

Highways Voices: The Tortoise and the Hare

Listeners to this week's Highways Voices will hear all about managing temporary roadworks, with Traffic Group Signals.

Collaboration

8 November 2023

Core Highways strengthens leadership team

Core Highways Group, parent company of LCRIG member, Amberon, has strengthened its position in the UK highways services sector.

Collaboration

8 November 2023

Lighthouse Charity Pioneers Bold Path to Support Ex Offenders

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is pioneering an innovative programme designed to reintegrate prisoners into the workforce.

Collaboration

6 November 2023

Transport + Energy Forum set for compelling event

The second Transport + Energy Forum takes the theme of working further and faster to accelerate the transition to decarbonisation.

Innovation

2 November 2023

Building Roads of the Future

Aggregate Industries explore the innovations that are making sustainable road infrastructure possible

Collaboration

2 November 2023

Highways Voices: Effective water management

Listeners to this week's Highways Voices podcast will hear about the importance of effective water management.

Collaboration

2 November 2023

ITS UK Awards 2023 Winners Announced!

The winners of the Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) Awards 2023 have been announced.

Innovation

1 November 2023

Minister's insight into money-saving British pothole fixer

Transport Minister was given a live demonstration of a machine which is helping fix Britain’s roads and end the scourge…

Collaboration

2 November 2023

Northamptonshire Police & HRS collaborate to improve safety

Northamptonshire Police and HRS are working together on a new approach to road closures following a serious road traffic collision.

Collaboration

1 November 2023

Blackpool Council case study featured in new Geospatial Commission report

Blackpool Council featured in new Geospatial Commission report, exploring how they use connected vehicle data to enhance road safety.

Collaboration

26 October 2023

Highways Voices: More from Highways UK

This week's Highways Voices is a bonus podcast from Highways UK 2023.

Innovation

24 October 2023

HAUC(UK) App wins acclaim at Highways Awards 2023

GeoPlace has won the Highways Awards’ Site Safety Initiative Award, 2023.

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Join the LCRIG community and help make the case for local roads

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community. By joining LCRIG, you will connect with a group of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

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