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How can you improve work zone safety?


How can You Improve your Work Zone Safety..?Increasing Work Zone safety is paramount to both Unipart Dorman and Highway Resource Solutions (HRS).  The combination of Unipart Dorman’s market leading Road Safety Lamps ( ConeLITE & ConeLITE Synchro) and HRS’ Intellicone® incursion mitigation system is proven to deliver safer worksites, increase operational efficiency and improve the experience of motorists travelling through roadworks.The combination of the two products creates a unique system which integrates seamlessly with existing practices and takes just seconds to deploy.  All HRS equipment is tracked enabling automated deployment and alarm reporting.How can the Combined Technology help you…?Safelane – Intellicone® configured Unipart Dorman ConeLITE lamps are able to detect and relay worksite incursions in real-time.  Such a breach will trigger an audio-visual Intellicone® Portable Site Alarm positioned near to the full road closure point with proven deterrent effect.  Simultaneously, secondary Portable Site Alarms can be triggered within the worksite (no limitation in distance), allowing the workforce to take evasive action if needed and traffic management operatives to inspect the closure point(s).  This set up is used in conjunction with Intellicone® Panic Alarm systems (for manned works access points) and checkpoints (see www.intellicone.co.uk for details) providing a rapidly deployable incursion mitigation system customisable for any site size or configuration.Smart Taper – Intellicone® configured Unipart Dorman ConeLITE Synchro lamps are able to detect a taper strike, instantly alerting Traffic Management Operatives. This in turn enables rapid and pro-active response, removing any debris before this becomes a hazard to motorists and is an improvement on typical routine maintenance checks.Find out more about ConeLITE at http://www.unipartdorman.co.uk/traffic-management.htmlThe Benefits…Th...

New £4m roadworks for York


York’s transport boss has set out where more than £4 million will be spent, repairing and improving the city’s roads and footpaths.The Annual Highway Maintenance Report has been approved by Neil Ferris, City of York Council’s director of city and environmental services.It includes a long list of roads that have had the funding confirmed for repairs this year.In drawing up the spending plan, council staff have had to survey all the roads and footpaths in the council’s network and rate them from 1 to 5, with 1 being the best score.On the 1 to 5 rating system, about 60 per cent of footpaths were in grade 3. Just under a third were given a 2 rating, and the rest were split between either top quality 1 ratings or the worst conditions of 4 or 5.Among roads, about half scored 3 and 27 per cent scored 2. The principal roads were in better condition with more than a tenth in top condition with group 1 ranking. Among other roads, that number fell to three per cent.The money for the roadworks comes from City of York Council’s own funds and specific Local Transport Plan funding.The report also shows that in the coming years, authorities like City of York will have to up their performance when it comes to roads maintenance, in order to keep hold of government funding for the repairs.The Department for Transport funding is being “incentivised” – from the 2015/16 financial year onwards, according to how well councils perform.York, and other areas in the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, currently performs at “Band 2″ level, the middle of three grades. Although Band 2 areas get 100 per cent of the available funding this year, 2016/17, next year that drops to 90 per cent and by 2020/21 they will only get 30 per cent.Only by improving its performance in areas like resilience and efficiency and becoming a Band 3 authority could York make sure it keeps all the roads funding in coming years....


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