How we and our partners across the roads sector are putting new ways of working into practice
Finding pioneering ways to take care of bridges
Through our Designated Funds Innovation and Modernisation fund, we’re looking to revolutionise the way we take care of bridges and other structures by hunting out new and innovative ways that would spot potential defects sooner.
New research could transform future bridge construction
Sensors will help us test whether we can use less material to build and maintain integral bridges.
First 3D-printed headwall trialled on our A30 road upgrade
The first-ever 3D-printed concrete headwall is being trialled as part of the construction process on our A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade in Cornwall.
Why embracing innovation is vital to help keep workers safe on our roads
The importance of embracing new autonomous technology has been highlighted by current and former traffic management workers who say the innovations are helping to keep them safe.
Charging the future of electric vehicles
An innovative system that uses ex-service diesel engines and gravel to store electricity has been developed by an entrant in a multi-million-pound competition funded by National Highways.
New research van rolled out to detect dangerous driving
Technology can detect drivers holding a mobile phone at the wheel and people failing to wear a seatbelt
Charging up the future of electric vehicles with flameless combustion
A groundbreaking flameless combustion system which allows green off-grid electric car charging has been created by an entrant in a multi-million-pound competition funded by National Highways.
National Highways trialling modern solutions to age-old graffiti problem
We choose three competitors to develop their ideas and test their products at West Midlands sites
Intelligent street lighting illuminates the way to digital roads
New research has been carried out which will shed some light on how street lighting could be used to pave the way for autonomous vehicles in the future.
Super swift gates can automatically close off lanes in minutes
We're trialling an automatic taper on our network which can quickly close lanes without putting road workers at risk
We announce the winners of our competition to wipe out graffiti
Pioneering ideas include wall-climbing robots, acoustic sensors and laser technology
Pre-cast concrete helps Highways England and partners save millions and minimise disruption
An ingenious solution will reduce the cost and construction time for the M4 junction 15 improvement
Writing on wall for graffiti as Highways England cleans up
We are looking for new products to remove graffiti and prevent vandalism
Highways England unveils second automated cone-laying vehicle
Taking people out of cone laying will eliminate a major risk to roadworkers.