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Highways Technology and Lighting

Technology is integral to making better use of our highways network. In times of public sector reform and spending reviews, strategic investment in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can still realise cost-effective and sustainable benefits. To meet these demands, 4way Consulting provides significant ITS and road lighting experience in a lean and agile manner.

4way Consulting is an independent ITS design and consulting business that delivers positive operational outcomes for our clients in the private and public sector. We have a deep understanding of technology and its applications for managing the movement of people and goods on the road network.

The way technology is operated and maintained can have a significant impact on the benefits provided. We ensure these aspects are robustly considered throughout the feasibility and design stages including the associated impact on whole life costs.

4way has extensive experience working with strategic and urban road operators and we have been at the forefront of development, design and delivery of Smart Motorways for Highways England.

4way services encompass all aspects of urban ITS and traffic signal design, management and supervision, from concept through to commissioning. Our Engineers have a wealth of experience of working with aged legacy equipment through to the latest technology.   

Our Quality Management System is accredited to ISO 9001 (approved and certified by ISOQAR in 2013) and we manage projects in line with PRINCE2 methodology. We use leading-edge IT processes and equipment to provide an integrated, secure and flexible platform for our service delivery. The business is operated from our offices in Stockport and Warwick. We have a well-established supply community from which we draw specialist support as required.

Industry News

Smart motorways discussed on BBC National Radio again

Monday, 17 December, 2018

ITS (UK) Communications Manager Paul Hutton has appeared on national BBC Radio for the second time in two days to explain technology underpinning the concept of smart motorways.
In his role as SMART Highways magazine editor, he...

HE removes tolls on Severn Bridge

Monday, 17 December, 2018

The charge to cross the Severn Bridge from England into Wales has been removed with the bridges, run by ITS (UK) member Highways England, now toll-free for the first time since the original crossing opened 52 years ago.

GEWI explains its innovative roadworks application

Monday, 17 December, 2018

The traffic data management company, ITS (UK) member GEWI has released more details about its real time data service from vehicles in a moving work zone.
The system provides information about the exact location of lane closures...