2021 Highways Awards finalists revealed

Dominic Browne

The Highways Awards are back, live and in person, and the 2021 shortlist is in.

The Highways Awards recognises, rewards and celebrates the sector every year with a black-tie gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster London attended by over 500 key industry professionals.

Book your table now to join us and special celebrity host, Marcus Brigstocke, for a fantastic evening.

Best of luck to all our finalists:

Apprentice of the Year Award - sponsored by The Institute of Highway Engineers

  • Balfour Beatty, Ella Northey
  • Dyer & Butler, Darcie Mears
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Vladislav (Vlad) Rusu
  • Milestone Infrastructure, Alex Reid
  • Mway Comms, Declan Beck
  • VolkerHighways, Christopher Scotland

Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry

  • Aimsun Ltd, NEVFMA - the Network Emissions and Vehicle Flow Management Adjustment project
  • Balfour Beatty VINCI JV working on behalf of Highways England (now National Highways), M4 Junction 3-12 motorway upgrade
  • Carnell, High Density Array Ground Probing Radar (HDAGPR) Surveys
  • Dundee City Council / Tayside Contracts (Dundee Roads Maintenance Partnership), Cyclic Works Tablet Transformation Project
  • SRL Traffic Systems Limited, Multiphase Adaptive Detection System (ADS)
  • SRL Traffic Systems, Junction 19, M6 Motorway

Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector Award - sponsored by Total Energies

  • Aggregate industries UK Ltd, UK’s First Carbon Neutral Highway Scheme - A590 M6 J6 Brettargh Holt Improvement (September – December 2020)
  • Balfour Beatty Vinci Joint Venture, M4 Smart Motorway Project Junction 3-12
  • Transport Scotland, Carbon Management Plan: LED replacement Efficiency Project
  • WSP, Falkirk Council, Falkirk Stadium Low Carbon Vehicle Charging Hub
  • WSP, Shropshire Council, Kier & Miles Macadam, Shropshire Carbon Neutral Maintenance Programme

Highway Industry Product of the Year Award

  • Connor Specialist Paving Ltd, Tac-Grid
  • Geobear Infrastructure Limited, Geobear Geopolymer
  • Highway Care, Kier Highways, Highways England (now National Highways), FALCON Automated Cone Laying Machine
  • Indra, DAS / DTS
  • Leafield Environmental, Cycle Lane Separator (CLS) 1030mm impact recovery bollard
  • Solar Gates UK Ltd, INSTABOOM Lite & Wireless GS6
  • SRL Traffic Systems Limited, Multiphase Adaptive detection System (ADS)
  • SRL Traffic Systems, Urban64

Highway Partnership Award - sponsored by WJ Group

  • AmeySRM Highways England (now National Highways) WSP T&T, M6 junction 19 Improvement scheme
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Operation Brock
  • Kier Highways & TfL - LoHAC, Cycleway 4
  • Kier Highways Ltd Area 4, Highways England (now National Highways)  - Kier Highways Ltd Area 4: French Border Crisis
  • Local Council Roads Innovation Group, The Local Councils Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), a Community Interest Company (CIC) run by councils for councils, working in partnership with the highways community.
  • SMP Alliance, The SMP Alliance
  • SWARCO Traffic Ltd, A14 Orwell Bridge High Winds Speed scheme
  • VolkerHighways, Medway Highways Infrastructure Contract

Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award - sponsored by Highway Care

  • Kier Highways Ltd Area 4, Kier Highways Ltd Area 4 - Blockades
  • Kier, LoHAC South Area Highways Maintenance Delivery team
  • VolkerHighways, Wokingham Highways and Transport Maintenance and Construction Contract

Lifetime achievement award - sponsored by Kier

To be revealed on the night

Major Project Award

  • Amey and Staffordshire County Council, Stafford Western Access Route
  • Brighton and Hove City Council, Dyer & Butler and Project Centre, Valley Gardens
  • Costain, Highways England (now National Highways), Jacobs, A19 Testo's Junction
  • Hertfordshire County Council, New River Bridge Improvement Scheme
  • Highways England (now National Highways), A63 Murdoch's Connection

Mental Health and Well-being in the Highways Sector - sponsored by Mind

  • Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, Healthy You
  • Atkins, Changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace
  • Dyer & Butler, Let's get talking
  • Kier, Mind, Body, Money
  • Virtus Traffic Management Solutions Ltd, Wellbeing Well-Managed

Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year Award

  • Egis Road Operation M40 & Quality Marking Services Ltd, Sustainability & Safety Enhancements @ J1a M40
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Transforming Road Markings
  • WJ Group, Operation Brock

Road Safety Scheme of the Year Award - sponsored by SRL

  • Balfour Beatty, Atkins, Highways England (now National Highways), A19 Norton to Wynyard Improvement Scheme
  • Mway Comms, Highways England (now National Highways), Atkins, Jenoptik, Swarco, County Building Services, H3, Carnell, HW Martin, WJ, A14 Orwell Bridge High Winds Speed Limits Scheme
  • Road Angel Group, Road Angel Pure - Smart thinking for Smart Motorways
  • SWARCO TRAFFIC Ltd, Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, Safer Routes to School

Site Safety Initiative Award - sponsored by Shell Bitumen

  • Connect Plus working in Partnership with Steve Perkins Associates, Healthier Highways on the M25
  • Dyer & Butler, Enhanced buried services and safe excavation procedure
  • Lancashire County Council, Reducing HAVS in the workplace
  • Solar Gates UK and Kier Highways, SOSEC Solar, Touch Screen Site Safety GS6 Barrier

Steve Berry Highways Authority Innovation Award

  • Connect Plus Services, Connect Plus, Atkins and Accent, The Customer Experience
  • Derby City Council, XAIS Asset Management Ltd, Enodamus Ltd, The LASR Approach – Your Road to Data Driven Decisions (Local Authority Skid Resistance)
  • Transport for Greater Manchester, CYCLOPS - Creating Protected Junctions
  • nmcn, Grey to Green Phase 2

Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Clearview Intelligence

  • Area 9 SRN Alliance, Area 9 SRN Alliance Charity Challenge
  • Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, Highways England (now National Highways), Osborne, Atkins, Delivering urgent resurfacing schemes in adjacent Area 4 for Highways England (now National Highways)
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Balfour Beatty, Atkins, A19 Norton to Wynyard Improvement Scheme
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Driving for Better Business
  • Highways England (now National Highways), National Resilience & Security Team: COVID-19 pandemic response
  • Highways England (now National Highways), Project Reditus / Judicatio
  • Kier, Birmingham Interim Services Contract mobilisation
  • Royal British Legion Industries, Britain's Bravest Signs Team

Winter Maintenance Award - sponsored by the National Winter Service Research Group

  • Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Partnership Working (winter resilience volunteer groups)
  • Norfolk County Council CES Highways & Waste, Spreader Management - Pre Season Assessments

Judges' Special Merit Award

To be announced on the night.

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