Press release: Sunshine lights up A38 in East Midlands

April 20, 2021

first_img We’re always looking for new ways to further improve journeys and safety for drivers and this is a great example of that. This section of carriageway has no street lighting so the solar road studs and improved lane markings make a real difference. At the same time the new technology is more durable, meaning less disruption for motorists in the long term thanks to fewer roadworks. Standard road studs require car headlights to illuminate their reflective surface – typically this means that the headlights can be seen up to 90 metres away, giving drivers travelling at 60mph around three seconds to react to conditions on the road.The new road studs are powered by solar energy, with a panel absorbing power during the day. Throughout the night they generate their own light through a battery powered LED and can be seen up to 900 metres away, giving drivers travelling at 60mph more than 30 seconds to react.The new studs are also more durable, lasting up to five years longer than standard studs, require less maintenance during their lifetime and at only 4mm in height means are they safer for motorcycles.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Highways England has installed more than 4,500 innovative solar road studs that harness sunlight in the daytime and light up the road at night, helping drivers stay safe.The beauty of these road studs is that they are also effective in heavy rain, mist or fog and a four-hour charge from daylight can power the devices for over 200 hours.The studs have been introduced as part of £8.5 million worth of improvements to journeys along the A38 between Ripley and junction 28 of the M1 near Mansfield – a stretch that is used by more than 23,000 vehicles every day.The improvements also include high visibility lane markings that make it easier for drivers at night or in adverse weather conditions, and coloured high friction surface that reduces the risk of skidding.Highways England project manager, Matthew Carruthers, said:last_img read more

How Inter could line up with Vertonghen as they target Spurs star on a free

May 31, 2020

first_imgTOTTENHAM are refusing to sell Jan Vertonghen in January but couldlose him to Inter Milan on a free transfer in the summer, according to reports.The Belgian centre-back, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to extend his stay with Spurs.2Inter are keen on Vertonghen, who Darren Bent claims could make a shock Arsenal switch, and the Guardian claims Antonio Conte and club chiefs are preparing a three-year deal to tempt him to Serie A.After struggling to compete for honours, the Serie A giants have bounced back this season and lie second in the table – behind dominant Juventus.The additions of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United have bolstered an attack which includes the impressive Lautaro Martinez.And Vertonghen would join a solid defensive unit, which saw Diego Godin join Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and rising star Alessandro Bastoni.If Vertonghen were to arrive, he could form an impressive back three alongside veteran Godin and Skriniar, although De Vrij would be unlucky to miss out.Marcelo Brozovic often anchors the midfield as Nicolo Barella and Roberto Gagliardini provide energy in front of him.Martinez has formed a solid partnership with Lukaku since the latter’s big-money move in August.Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAntonio Candreva has been operating at right wing-back, while loanee Sanchez will hope to impress enough to secure a permanent move and perhaps a spot down the left if he cannot get a start up top.Spurs are facing a summer exodus as Christian Eriksen  and Toby Alderweireld can also leave for nothing at the end of the season.There is also plenty of speculation that Mauricio Pochettino could be on his way after failing to build on a run to the Champions League final last term.2 Vertonghen could be on his way on the summerCredit: AFP or licensorsHarry Kane tells Spurs they must be ‘braver’ as striker admits there are NO positives to take from Liverpool losslast_img read more