Highway Care | Innovative collaboration nominated for major award
Highway Care, Kier and Highways England’s award entry for the Automated Cone laying Machine has been shortlisted for the Highways UK 2020 Civils and Materials Innovation Competition in the safety category.
Highways UK will be a virtual event with the Civils and Materials Hub taking place on “Materials Monday” 2nd November.
The ACLM is out on the road currently being trialed, on the strategic road network on both the A5 and M54 in Shropshire. Further testing is set to take place on the M4 in Berkshire later this month.
The ultimate objective of the ACLM is to revolutionise TM across the highways network, remove the workforce from harm and make the task both quicker and more efficient, with a collaborative project team working for the benefit of end-users and road worker safety.
In addition, the project team like many others, has dealt with the impact of Coronavirus in a crucial stage of project delivery.
The impacts were felt widely across the team, with technical teams based across Europe, with technical meetings switching to remote settings and technology development and testing taking into account social distancing and shift working to ensure on-time delivery.