2021 Highways Awards finalists revealed

07/09/2021
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.

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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
  • National Highways, Tilbury Douglas, Arup, Faithful+Gould: 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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