People in Suffolk Aren’t Taking Badger Damage Seriously Enough

Badgers are the latest thing causing chaos and destruction out there on the roads, with one stretch of tarmac in the Suffolk village of Somersham so undermined by their tunneling activities that stretches of the road have been closed. Read More >>

24,000 Mile of Roads Need Their Potholes Filling

It's not just you and your neighbours that feel like their part of the world is falling apart due to the spread of potholes — it's everyone, everywhere. That's what the fantastically named Asphalt Industry Alliance says, which has surveyed all of our councils and found that some 24,000 miles of road need fixing up after the winter peeled the layers of tarmac away like rotten onion skin. Read More >>

Bus Tours of Roadworks and Building Sites Offered to Make People Want to be Builders

Do you think you have what it takes to engage in banter on a building site? If so, you might be interested in a promotion the government is running at the moment, where members of the public can tour building sites and infrastructure projects to get some sort of idea of what the work entails. Read More >>

Government to Spend Three Years Working Out Who the Driver is in a Driverless Car

The government is about to give a group of people a nice easy, fun bit of legal negotiating to do, as it prepares to launch a three-year rethink of driving laws in preparation for the self-driving car boom that everyone assumes is coming because the tech companies all say it is. Read More >>

It’s OK, They’re Putting Some Grass Over the Stonehenge Tunnel

Highways England has shown its first design illustration of how the massive tunnel underneath the fringes of the Stonehenge site may look, with the consultation attempting to appease anti-roads protesters by making the possible tunnels, cuttings and intersections look all lovely and green. Read More >>

Highways Agency Wants to Ban Cyclists From Popular Bit of Road

The Highways Agency is currently running a consultation with locals about what to do with a complicated road problem. The problem being a 10-mile stretch of the A63, where cyclists come to its smooth surface and gentle undulations to attack time trial records while cars whizz past at 70mph. Read More >>

Recycled Plastic Used to Patch UK Roads

Plastic roughly equivalent to that used in 800,000 carrier bags and 500,000 bottles has found itself a new permanent home in Cumbria, where it's doing some good for once instead of getting in the sea and toxifying the planet. Read More >>

Roads Department Gamifies Throwing Rubbish Out of the Car

Lazy people who throw rubbish out of car windows are in for a treat should they drive around certain spots in the north of England, as the roads department is testing a thrilling new type of bin. It's like a big old ship's funnel, into which drivers-by are encouraged to casually throw their rubbish. Read More >>

Virgin Trains Ad Mines Live Traffic Data to Shame Car Drivers

A new interactive billboard advert for Virgin Trains is doing something rather clever with data and APIs, using live road traffic reports to gauge problems on the road and tell suffering drivers, live, how much quicker it all would've been had they got the train. Plus it might've been one with a phone charger and there could've been a buffet trolley with crisps. Read More >>

Scotland’s New Bridge Closes… For Opening

Scotland's new Queensferry Crossing road traffic bridge is to close this weekend, but it's not broken or anything. The cars are being made to go away again so that people can enjoy a walk over the 1.7 mile river bridge. Read More >>

Titchmarsh Prepares to Chain Himself to the Queen’s Tree Over Road Battle

A plan to expand access to the M25 is coming under pressure from garden enthusiasts, with king dominant male gardener Alan Titchmarsh leading the charge against the proposals. Read More >>

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Self-Driving Lorries Will Hit UK Motorways by the End of Next Year

The Department of Transport has announced that self-driving lorries will hit the UK's motorways by the end of next year. The autonomous vehicles will travel in fleets of three in order to test the technology for future application. Read More >>

Smart Motorways = a Bit of Orange Paint

Highways England has come up with a new thing it can do in order to use the words "smart" when talking about roads. It's painting some lumps of the hard shoulder bright orange, as it thinks this might reassure drivers that they're driving down some sort of modern neon futuristic speedway where nothing bad will ever happen because of AI and apps. Read More >>

Motorways Could be Roofed Over to Curb Pollution

Highways England is investigating ways to make the motorways less of an open sewer of nitrogen oxides leaking into the surroundings, and it's got nothing to do with electric cars, bike lanes or taxing people per metre driven. They're looking at physically covering up the busiest parts of roads with NOx-absorbing materials, roofing the drivers into their own toxic underground hell. Read More >>

Fully Autonomous Cars Should be on the Road by 2019

A fleet of properly driverless, fully autonomous cars should be allowed out onto the motorways of the UK by the end of 2019, backed by a development fund of over £8m from the Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Yes, we have one of those. Read More >>