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Chapter 8 TSM latest

We have received communication that the draft of Chapter 8 is likely to be in March and will be shared for information only.  Watch this space!

New Members

22/2/19   –   We are very pleased to welcome three new members this month

Morelock Installations – linking with WG2

Tennant UK Limited – linking with WG2

PTC Limited – linking with WG4

Prior Information Notices

10/3/19 – A66 consultation – see members area for further infomation

8/2/19 Highways England have issued PINs for A303 and Thames Crossing – see members area for further information

CE Marking and BREXIT

BREXIT update from CE Marking Association 28/3/19

Brexit update for UKAS members 25/2/19

EA-and-the-impact-of-Brexit 9/2/19

Response from Government 2/2/19:

Construction Products

Using the UKCA Marking

Design for new Product Safety Marking

Memorandum on UK draft legislation

Construction Products Regulations BREXIT draft legislation

Transport for the North

Strategic Transport Plan Final draft 1/2/19

Articles and statements of general interest

The future of Transport as a Service, Smart Highways – July 2019

AI on buses, Smart Highways – July 2019

Strategic Road Network Star Rating Report – June 2019

A New approach to motorway roadworks – 15/4/19

What’s happening at TRAFFEX  – 4/3/19

BSI Brexit_announcement.02 (1) 28/2/19

ITS call for digital highway code – 27/2/19

HE delay smart motorways – 22/2/19

£22m investment in Plymouth road – 18/2/19

Highways England £20m competitions – 18/2/19

Interview with WIG on UK Infrastructure plans – 15/2/19

Government moves forward on trials for automated cars – 11/2/19

Highways on Fridays – Highways England future on computer led design systems – 4/2/19

Free online winter driving refresher course 1/2/19


Highways England investing money 1/2/19

Funding for innovation 29/1/19

Important information from HSE on REACH and Brexit  – 29/1/19

A Useful link from the EU on Brexit – 21/1/19

Road condition statistics – 16/1/19

Are you GDPR compliant – tips for small businesses 16/1/19

BSI BS EN 1090 CE Marking – 16/1/19


Standards Reviews – latest updates

Review of BS 8442 in July – comments required by 18th June

Updated on BS EN 12899 – from meeting in May – see members area

Review of BS EN 12767:2019 – see members area – ends 25th February 2019

Amendments to BS 8442 – for comment – see members area – by 25th February

Review of BS EN 12369 – EPL./526 Committee – see members area – consultation ends 5.3.19

Review of BS EN  62868:1 – EPL/526 Committee – see members area – consultation ends 20/2/19

Update from 509/3 Committee on 12899:1 – meeting held 14/1/19 – see members area

Update from 509/11 Committee on 12966 – deadline for response 18/1/19 – see members area

EORI and other Brexit information

Preparing your business for the UK leaving the EU


Import and export after BREXIT – UK EORI numbers


Government guidance on business issues after BREXIT

Smart Cities Consultation

The consultation period for this is October to Spring 2019.



DMRB December update

Latest from HE

The following VMS documents have been reviewed as part of the DMRB work:


TD33/05 Use of variable message signs

TD46/05 Motorway signalling

TD18/85 Criteria for the use of gantries for traffic signs and matrix traffic signals

TA60/90 Use of variable message signs

TA83/05 Guide to the use of variable message signs

TA74/05 Motorway signalling

IAN109/08 Advice regarding the motorway signal mark 4

IAN149/11 Motorway signalling


All of the above will be withdrawn. All Design requirements and advice will be detailed within the newly drafted document titled: CD146 Positioning of signalling and advance direction signs.  HE confirm they have no date for publication of this document.


Functional requirements of these systems are contained with technical specifications on the TSS Plans Registry.