Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services Transport Division, is helping Devon County Council become carbon neutral by 2030 by cutting carbon from roadworks.

Working closely with Devon County Council at all stages of highway maintenance projects, Milestone is helping to pioneer the switch to net-zero.

Currently, in phase one of the Council’s road maintenance plan, the aim is to eliminate emissions at the design stage. The next phase, which has just started, involves tracking carbon production at construction or repair stages of projects.

Milestone will be supporting the Council by sharing live data on completed projects to show:

  • How much work has been carried out
  • What materials have been used
  • The number of materials used
  • How materials were delivered to site and what fuel was used
  • Distance travelled
  • Equipment needed and how it is fuelled
  • What waste was created and how it was disposed of

Offering such detailed information allows the project team and the Council to calculate the carbon emissions of a project and build a detailed carbon profile. This information will be used to work out how to reduce the carbon footprint of our delivery for the Council and demonstrate the impact of our work towards achieving the Council’s net-zero by 2030 goal.

Nicole Turley, Milestone Infrastructure Sustainability Manager, said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Devon County Council to address the climate emergency we all face. Milestone Infrastructure is committed to achieving a 40 per cent reduction in carbon intensity across all our operations by 2025 and making further investments and environmentally based decisions to continue the pursuit of net-zero for the benefit of future generations.”

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for the council's actions on the climate emergency, said: “There’s no going back from this. We’re already seeing the reduction in carbon emissions from our highways team, and it’s an ambition I know is shared by our contractors. The developments we’re making in Devon are making a difference, and I’m delighted that our forward-thinking actions are being recognised nationally, and therefore potentially significant to the ways that roads across the UK are constructed and repaired.”

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