Highways England has won a national award recognising “highest levels of consideration and care” during roadworks on the M1.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards gave Highways England praise for a number of schemes, include the work to construct the smart motorway scheme on the M1.
The work has been plagued by criticism from drivers after delays caused by accidents in the roadworks. It led to a number of high-profile campaigns which resulted in a change to the width of the lanes in the roadworks section.
Gold awards were presented to Skanska UK plc for the M1 Junction 19 improvement schene and to MMJV (Bam Nuttall/Morgan Sindall Joint Venture) for the M1 Junction 19 to 16 smart motorways.
Jeremy Bloom, Highways England’s regional investment programme director, said: “We and our suppliers are committed to making sure that all of the schemes we deliver improve not only provide a safe and smooth journey for drivers that use them every day but also improve the quality of life for local communities who interact or live near them as well.”