Thirteen winners, from organisations across the UK, received their awards from former Formula 1 McLaren pit crew mechanic and motivational speaker Marc Priestley - along with representatives from each of our category sponsors.
Attended by just shy of 500 highway industry professionals, the Awards once again reflected another busy year in the sector, with each winning entry showing a real proactive approach to change, innovation and collaboration.
The Official Charity Partner for the gala evening dinner was construction industry charity, the Lighthouse Club and an amazing £4,769 was raised during the evening, which was gratefully received by the charity’s chief executive, Bill Hill.
Big congratulations to all the winners and highly commended entrants in each of the 13 categories listed below, along with special thanks to all the Highways Awards’ judges, supporters and sponsors.
Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year
City of London Corporation with Macleod Simmonds Ltd
Making use of cutting edge technology Judges’ Comment: 'Very positive outcomes achieved from this highways project that has shown excellent practice and new ways of working.'
Site Safety InitiativeWinner
Jacobs, Transport Scotland, Scotland Transerve, Sibbald Ltd
Virtual Reality H&S Induction Training Evaluation
Judges’ Comment: 'An impressive Health & Safety system which has been developed through visual reality creating an experience on-site before operatives even get there. A safety initiative that could easily be rolled-out elsewhere to help save lives.'
Road Safety Scheme of the YearWinner
Department for Infrastructure, Eastern Division, Gibson Bros Ltd
A26 Ballinderry crossroads - junction improvement
Judges’ Comment: 'This road realignment was successfully developed using a thorough analysis of collision data and has addressed all of the key safety problems at this heavily trafficked road junction.'
Environmental Sustainability in the Highways SectorWinner
SNC-Lavalin Atkins Business and Highways England
Delivering Sustainability Outcomes on the Highways England RIP Schemes
Judges’ Comment: 'An excellent project that addressed environmental concerns and showed best practice in a number of areas.'
Road Marking Project of the YearWinner
WJ Group, Highways England and Clearview Intelligence
A38 Multidisciplinary Upgrade Scheme
Judges’ Comment 'Demonstrated the benefits of real collaboration to help improve a vital area of the strategic road network.'
Morrison Construction, Hochtief, American Bridge, Jacobs, Arup, Sweco, Ramboll, Transport Scotland
The Queensferry Crossing
Judges’ Comment: 'This successful and innovative bridge design and construction project combines several well designed features and has a very efficient maintenance system.'
Highway Industry Product of the YearWinner
Tarmac, Amey, ND Brown Limited and RSL Fabrications
Site mixed asphalt innovation
Judges’ Comment: 'A unique collaboration which demonstrated clear benefits in terms of productivity and efficiencies.'
Team of the YearWinner
Kier Highways & Surrey County Council
Judges’ Comment: 'An entry that demonstrated not only real commitment to the project but excellent teamwork and best-practice.'
Suffolk County Council and Kier Highways
Judges’ Comment: 'This partnership highlighted a fantastic working relationship that had real and tangible benefits to the community it serves.'
Highways Maintenance EfficiencyWinner
Tarmac Trading Limited, Aggregate Industries, Hanson Highways and Highways England
The Cat Man Pavement Community - working together to achieve highways efficiency savings
Judges’ Comment: 'An excellent, well developed and optimised risk based strategy for gully-cleansing which applies not only risk based principles but a geographical information system that helps provide an enhanced and efficient system.'
Best Use of New Technology in the Highways IndustryWinner
SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, Highways England, Connect Plus Services, Jackson Civil Engineering, Navtech Radar, Mway Comms, CUBIC, Dynniq
Stopped Vehicle Detection System
Judges’ Comment: 'Combined true partnership working with an excellent grasp of new technology to make a change on the network.'
Apprentice of the YearWinner
Georgie Power - Suffolk Highways
Judges’ Comment: 'This candidate was selected by the judges for the contribution she has made to the company she works with while overcoming a number of challenges in her life, highlighting a real commitment to the job she is now doing.'
Judges' Special Merit Award