Public Involvement

Public Involvement A successful highway process includes public involvement. To be effective, public involvement must be sought from the beginning, during the definition of need for the project. The public should be involved while there are the greatest opportunities for changes in the design. This will result in a smoother […]

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Transport Assessments

Highway Capacity Assessments If you have been asked to assess the peak hour capacity of the highway network as part of a planning application then we can help. Capacity assessments are normally an integral part of a Transport Assessment but can be requested by the Highway Authority where they deem […]

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Site Access Appraisal

Site Access Appraisal If you are considering whether to promote a new development or wish to investigate a development on an existing site, then site access onto the existing highway is an essential consideration. The adequacy of a site access in terms of its general geometry, width and visibility splays […]

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What is a Road Safety Audit

What is a Road Safety Audit? A Road Safety Audit is an evaluation of a highway improvement scheme during design, at the end of construction and post-construction, to identify road safety problems and to suggest measures to eliminate or mitigate any concerns. Road Safety Audits are undertaken by teams of […]

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Why Use Vemco or Outside Consultant?

Why Use Vemco or Outside Consultant? People have asked me why they should work with an outside consultant instead of simply working with internal resources. There are three primary reasons for doing so: First of all, an external consultant has a wide background of experience across a number of projects. […]

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Trunk Roads Then and Now

Trunk Roads Then and Now? The United Kingdom has a vast and complex network, consisting of various grades of roads, from quiet country tracks to full blown motorways. A large proportion of the road network are Trunk Roads, providing a strategic network of major routes linking centres of national importance. […]

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Who Maintains the UK’s Highway System

Who maintains the UK’s highway system and who controls them for design, building, repair? In England, trunk roads and motorways are under the control of the Highways Agency, an agency working for the UK central government. Other roads are under the control of the relevant highway authority (a county or […]

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