This area represents about 8% of the national network with 525 km of motorways and trunk roads. The CarillionWSP joint venture combines the best of Consultant Engineer practices with the best of Contracting practices to provide a high quality Maintaining Agent Contractor.
Our duties included regular safety inspections, detailed condition surveys and renewal of the carriageway and all roadside features, maintaining all the motorway lighting, signals and communication systems, and providing a complete winter maintenance service.
We delivered value for money projects supported by sound management of project finances and a quality of work that was the subject of numerous letters of commendation and regular positive Performance Review, Improvement and Delivery (PRIDe) audits.
Development of innovative road technologies
The application of thin surfacing improves the experience of road users by decreasing surface noise. Slip-formed concrete safety fences, being more robust than metal barriers, increase road safety by preventing vehicles from crossing the central reservation, as well as delivering long term cost benefits through reduced need for maintenance and repair.
Customer Service Desk
We operated a customer service desk at the Highways Agency’s Regional Control Centre, providing 24/7 incident management, and worked in close cooperation with the Agency’s incident desk to assist the emergency services in dealing with accidents.
Supporting our client’s business aims
WSP helped the Highways Agency’s to achieve its ambition to deliver a high quality service to all road users by:
- Reducing congestion and improving journey reliability
- Improving road safety
- Respecting the environment
- Seeking and responding to feedback about the network and its operation
Client: The Highways Agency
Project size: 525 km of motorway and All Purpose Trunk Roads
Project value: £175M over 5 years
Status: expected completion 2008