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Shortlist revealed for 2016 Excellence Awards

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Tarmac, Highway Resource Solutions and Costain are shortlisted for the Best Use of New Technology award at the 2016 Highways Magazine Excellence Awards, ahead of the ceremony on 6 October.

Winners will be revealed at a gala evening at the Radisson Blu Portman, London, with the event hosted by newsreader Huw Edwards.

Highways Magazine editor Alec Peachey said: “This year we received a large number of entries and the shortlist features a host of impressive projects and inventive new technology.

“Our team of expert judges – which represent all four corners of the UK – faced a tough task but having considered the projects entered they’ve whittled down the list to just those schemes that they believe have a shot at winning a coveted trophy.”

Shortlist as follows:

Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry
Sponsored by Jacobs

Transforming Norfolk’s Highways with Automated Paving Technology

Highway Resource Solutions Ltd
Smart Taper

Dartford Safety Cell


Most Innovative Highway Authority Project/Scheme of the Year

Sponsored by Tripod Crest

Telford Box Road

Liverpool City Council
RGF Leeds Street, Liverpool

A66 Scotch Corner to Hartforth – the 1,000 tonne challenge


Site Safety Initiative Award

Platinum sponsorship Dynniq

Tarmac Safety Cross               

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald
EZiCat – Improving Safety in Area 10

Colas Limited
Remote Controlled Traffic Management Access Gate (also known as Readi-Guard)

Highways England
Managing Fatigue in the Workplace


Road Safety Scheme or Project of the Year

Sponsored by Mac Surfacing

Transport Scotland
A9 Interim Safety Plan

Vaisala Ltd
Reduction in Number and Severity of Accidents – using a non-invasive road surface condition sensor and VMS to modify driver behaviour through speed reduction


Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector

Platinum sponsorship Total Bitumen

TRIZ Initiative

Virtual Emissions Monitor (VEM)

M25 J30/A13 Corridor Relieving Congestion Scheme

A30 Dual Carriageway Across Bodmin Moor


Road Marking Project of the Year

Sponsored by RSMA

Hitex International Group and Coventry City Council
20mph zones and TexPrint Roundel In-laid Road Marking Scheme

Belfast Bicycle Infrastructure Project – Scheme 1

WJ Group and Costain
M1 Junction 28-31 Smart Motorway

Clearview Intelligence Ltd, Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, Amey
A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout; Lane Transgression Mitigation with the Intelligent Road Stud


Team of the Year

Sponsored by Skanska

Kier Highways
A591 Reconnecting Cumbria – Area 13 MAC Team

A-one+ High Volume Pump Team

Highways England
Area 7 Programme Team

Jackson Civil Engineering
M25 Framework Facilitators Team


Highway Partnership Award

Sponsored by WJ Group

Kier Highways
BS 11000 Alliance

Transport Scotland
Forth Road Bridge Closure and Re-opening                      

Bellavail IMS
Resolving Unadopted Roads on behalf of (and at nil cost to) Local Authorities

Galliford Try
Lichfield Park Bridge

Apprentice of the Year Award

Sponsored by National Highway Engineering Academy

Liam Owen                             

Sam Hill

R&W Civil Engineering
John Kalyviotis


Highway Industry Product of the Year

Platinum sponsorship Shell Bitumen

The Dragon Patcher               

Barrier Master                       

A-one+ Integrated Highway Services
M621, M180, M18 Sculpline LED Gantry Lighting


Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award

Sponsored by Kier

Tarmac and Walsall Council
Delivering Efficiencies on Walsall’s Roads

Area 14 Cold In-Situ Recycling                                           

KaarbonTech Ltd and Oxfordshire County Council
Oxfordshire Council Stakeholder Efficiency


Major Project Award

Sponsored by Tarmac

A160 Port of Immingham Improvement

Hanson Contracting
A338 Bournemouth Spur Road, Dorset Highways Strategic Partnership

Lichfield Park Bridge

A138 Chelmer Viaduct Replacement



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