26 October 2021 | Our Work

LCRIG to take part in Highways UK event

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will be participating in next week’s Highways UK event which is taking place at the Birmingham NEC. 

Highways UK has rapidly established itself as the sector’s must-attend event and is the highlight of the highways industry’s annual calendar.

The event, which is taking place from 3-4 November, brings together the people responsible for planning, developing, managing, maintaining, and future-proofing the nation’s roads networks.

LCRIG is forming part of the Local Authority Hub which is sponsored by Ringway. Representatives from LCRIG will form part of the conference programme in the Hub over the two days. 

On Wednesday (3 November), board member Dwayne Lowe – who is Head of Highways, Transport and Network at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, will be speaking as part of a panel session entitled ‘Who’s in the local roads tent?’. This session will consider why are there so many organisations facing the local roads market. Who’s in the tent and what do they do. Is there potential to be greater than the sum of the parts? Participants will be given three minutes to discuss what they do and who they represent…

Fellow board member Darren Capes, Intelligent Transport Systems Policy Lead, Department for Transport – will be representing the Transport Technology Forum (TTF) during the same session. TOPAS, ITS (UK), ARTSM, ADEPT and the RSTA are amongst the other groups taking part in this session. 

Another friend of LCRIG, Ross Bullerwell, Managing Director of North Yorkshire Highways is giving a presentation entitled ‘Social value applied at a local authority level’. Ross, who is a member of LCRIG’s Infrastructure Innovation Board, will also be delivering a presentation on the subject of innovation.

LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey said: “Highways UK has become a must-attend event in the calendar and we’re delighted to be forming part of the Local Authority Hub. Representatives from LCRIG will be updating delegates on what we have been doing and our plans for the future. Anyone attending the event will also be able to meet with personnel and find out more about how they can get involved with our future plans. So please do come and say hello. We look forward to welcoming you.”

To find out more information about Highways UK or to register for the event here.