Shropshire Council and Mouchel scoop highways awards
The annual awards evening of the Institute of Highway Engineers Mercia Branch saw Shropshire Council and Mouchel receive two awards during the course of a successful evening for the authority. There was also individual recognition for Andy Wilde with an award for the portfolio submission for his Incorporated Engineer qualification with the institute.
The first award picked up by the Council at the event, hosted at the Novotel, Birmingham on Thursday 24 April, was Best Small Project for the Shrewsbury Northern Gateway scheme. The £1.5 million scheme to enhance the entrance to Shrewsbury town centre, upgrade pavements, cycle paths and crossings, and improve traffic flows began in September 2012 and was completed in March 2013.
The second award picked up was for the Best Safety Scheme and was awarded for the new signal scheme at Ludford Bridge.
Claire Wild, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for highways, said:
“I’m hugely proud of everyone who has worked so hard on these projects, to have that hard work acknowledged in this way is a great compliment to us. Everyone put a lot into getting these projects delivered to the highest standard and I’d like to thank everyone for what they’ve achieved.
“The Northern Gateway in particular was a huge project and we’re seeing the benefits from it now for Shrewsbury residents and visitors alike.
“A special congratulations must be given to Andy Wilde for his great achievement and we are all proud of his dedication.”
Pete Wilde, Operations Director for Mouchel said:
“The collaborative working approach demonstrated by the individual team members has been exemplary and has helped deliver two exceptional projects which both enhance the historic areas within which they are both situated, as well as improve safety and congestion for users.”
Photographs available on request.