National Highways at Traffex Looking after England's major roads and motorways

National Highways at Traffex 2024

Supporting Traffex 2024

National Highways leaders will be speaking across multiple stages at Traffex including the Management & Mobility, Safety & Sustainability and EV infrastructure stages.

Key topics will include:

  • Strategic Roads – RIS2 and Beyond
  • Connected vehicles data
  • Electrification of the Strategic Road Network
  • Digital Twins Case Study
  • Improving biodiversity on the UK's road networks
  • Case Study: The Lower Thames Crossing and PAS 2080
  • Decarbonising Roads from Cradle to Grave

National Highways Sessions

Sessions at Evex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Power Up! – Challenges and Opportunities for Electrification of the Strategic Road Network

11:15 - 11:35 Funding & Investment
  • The government announced a pilot of the Rapid Charging Fund in December 2023.
  • As we work to ramp up the provision of rapid and ultra-rapid charging for strategic journeys, Liz will speak about lessons learned to date and consider future opportunities in this space.

Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Keynote 1: Strategic Roads – RIS2 and Beyond

10:00 - 10:30

Panel: Connected Vehicle Data: What Benefits does it Offer Road Operators and Transport Planners?

14:00 - 14:40 Connected Vehicles
  • Improving transportation efficiency, enhancing vehicle safety, reducing emissions, and enabling new mobility services are touted benefits of connected vehicles. 
  • But how are these opportunities being realised on the ground? 

Case Study: The Lower Thames Crossing and PAS 2080

15:15 - 15:45 Decarbonisation

Modernising and Digitalising the Specification for Highway Works

15:50 - 16:20
  • National Highways is modernising and digitalising the Specification for Highways Works that are used by all road authorities across the United Kingdom, and this will be published in March 2025.
  • New ways of preparing and distributing site-specific specifications will be introduced and this will require changes to the way in which clients, designers and constructors work.
  • This presentation will outline these changes so that organisations can adapt to the new requirements in advance of the launch in March 2025.

Panel: Decarbonising Roads from Cradle to Grave

15:50 - 16:30 Decarbonisation
  • A discussion covering embodied carbon across all lifecycle stages, from material supply to design, construction, maintenance and end of life.
  • With the whole value chain in mind, how can asset owners work towards PAS 2080 and ISO 14001?