Tag: highways

Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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Wheels set in motion for bus lane cameras

By on 18/01/2017 in Cabinet, Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is to set the wheels in motion for the next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras in Birmingham. A report due to go before cabinet members on January 24 asks them to approve a full business case for the scheme, which will see cameras installed to enforce bus lanes on Lichfield Road, Tyburn Road […]

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Gritters geared up for first call out

By on 02/11/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Gritters are geared up for the first call out of the winter season as freezing temperatures are forecast in Birmingham this weekend. Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, delivers an annual winter maintenance service with gritters on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the season, which runs from the beginning of […]

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Gritting Alert – March 6

By on 06/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 6pm tonight and we’re due to treat footpaths at 4am tomorrow morning. Take care if you’re out and about.

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Gritting Alert – March 5

By on 05/03/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The cold weather continues, so Birmingham’s gritting teams will be out once again from 8pm this evening.

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Green light for major highways projects funding strategy

By on 09/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve a strategy document setting out how major transportation and highways projects are funded over the next five years. The Programme Definition Document updates the council’s Transportation and Highways Capital Funding Strategy (THCFS) for the period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 at an estimated total capital cost of £253.916 million. The report […]

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Gritters ready to go as winter service starts

By on 30/09/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, launch the city’s winter maintenance service tomorrow (Thursday 1st October) with gritter drivers ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season. In the five winters since Amey started delivering the service in 2010, the fleet of 25 gritters have travelled 212,000 miles spreading salt on the […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Survey says motorists not prepared for winter

By on 13/01/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The team at Amey’s Thimble Mill Lane depot in Birmingham prepare throughout the year for winter, and the gritters have already responded over 20 times to freezing temperatures since this season’s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]

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Park Street closures and diversions – UPDATE

By on 06/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

All road closures and traffic management in the Park Street area of Birmingham city centre – put in place after a fire at the Fox and Grapes public house on Saturday – have now been lifted, with both lanes of Park Street now open to traffic.

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