15 June 2015
We were among the winners at this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers East-Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) ceremony on 05 June 2015 in Nottingham. WYG provided the engineering consultancy and design on the scheme to widen a section of the A453, which won the Major Project Award and was commended for Team Achievement.
The aim of the EMMAs is to celebrate and raise awareness of innovative and exceptional civil engineering projects and team working in the region.
The upgraded section of the A453 provides seven new structures and covers over seven miles between the M1 Junction 24 and the A52 in Nottingham. It will significantly improve the safety and journey times of road users in the East Midlands.
The success of this project is the result of the collaboration between WYG, Laing O’Rourke and Highways England.
Richard Brown, Transport Director, WYG, comments: “We are delighted that the EMMAs have recognised not only the complex engineering achievements of the A453 project, which sets new standards in modern infrastructure, but also the collaborative teamwork with our partners to provide solutions that benefit everyone.”
The scheme runs from Junction 24 of the M1 at Kegworth, Leicestershire, to Farnborough Road on the east side of Clifton, providing a dual carriageway between the motorway and Nottingham. It upgrades 9km of the existing rural A453 from single to dual carriageway and improves 2.5km of urban road through Clifton to a four lane single carriageway. It required the construction of seven new structures, including two flood span viaducts, one river bridge, one canal bridge, a railway bridge, a grade separated junctions bridge and an accommodation underpass, together with the extension of three existing structures.
The upgraded section of the A453 is due to open this month.