A lot of finds were uncovered during the archaeological evaluation carried out for the M62 Junction 6 Improvement scheme so we thought it would be nice to provide an interactive website so you can see what we found.
The National Traffic Control Centre collects real-time information on road conditions
The Highways Agency aims to make more people aware of the dangers of walking or crossing our motorway. We have launched a poster and radio campaign aimed at 16-25yr olds. Hopefully with our hard hitting posters, our message will come across.
Find out about the history of roads and the work the Agency does to preserve archaeological remains.
Our traffic forecaster can help get you there quicker
RoWSaF Trials Team 2010-11
Research and Development
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The Highways Agency (HA) is committed to ensuring the safety of its road workers. As part of this commitment, the HA has facilitated and provided resources to the Road Workers’ Safety Forum (RoWSaF) and its predecessors, in order to encourage safety improvements within its Supply Chain. The RoWSaF Trials Team was originally conceived to enable rapid testing of innovative ideas, techniques, and equipment that could improve traffic management safety. A key part of their work is undertaking trials, the results of which will be used to improve the safety and welfare of highway operatives working on the Agency’s Network.
The main objectives of the task are to:
• Provide facilities, equipment and technical support for trials (whether on the test track or on the Network)
• Provide product assessment and research into current or innovative solutions proposed for use on the Highways Agency network.
• Provide administrative support for the RoWSaF Trials Team, with a programme of meetings based on the timetable for the trials
Over the life of the Trials Team, a number of innovations have been identified that have provided a real and quantifiable benefit to road worker safety. For example, the work of the Trials Team has enabled changes to legislation in support of the use of sequential flashing road danger lamps; these have reduced accidents and incidents at road works by a significant amount. The use of independent, impartial research, such as provided by TRL, is highly valuable to the HA. In addition, co-operative research works by the HA, TRL and industry provide a robust assessment of the effectiveness of any safety intervention, justifying the use of specific safety improvement or a robust case for change, and providing an effective audit trail.
The results of such studies/investigations are a significant benefit to the HA, both in terms of reducing risk to road workers and in terms of managing the health and safety risk to the HA as a business.