14 August 2019
Elgin, Ringway and Ringway Jacobs are Highways Award finalists
Elgin with Ringway and Ringway Jacobs, working with Hertfordshire and Essex County Councils respectively, are finalists for a Highways Award in the 'Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry’ category.
Demonstrating that together we are making a significant improvement to the highways industry through the implementation of new technology, we have been shortlisted for delivering live road closure information to sat-nav devices and providing real-time congestion monitoring across Hertfordshire and Essex.
The Real-Time solution is designed to assist with the planning, monitoring and communication of the disruption caused by roadworks and incidents. It provides real-time congestion monitoring across Hertfordshire and Essex and also offers the unique capability to influence journeys by delivering live road closure information to sat-nav devices, either direct from the roadside or from the Traffic Control Centre.
The Real-Time solution offers:
- the ability to influence vehicle routing by avoiding current roadworks and unnecessary diversions through live communication of what is happening from resources on the ground.
- visualisation and interrogation of live congestion data, mapped against roadworks, enabling the most disruptive works to be easily identified and managed.
- a proven approach that can drive a step change in how live roadworks information can be exchanged and monitored across the industry.
Jonathan Pearson, Head Judge and President of the IHE said, "This year has seen a record number of entries in the awards. Not only that, but it is another year of high quality submissions. This is testament to the hard work of these companies and organisations as well as the fact that the UK has some of the best highway engineers in the world. Judging these awards was a very difficult task but one that makes you proud to be part of this fantastic industry we have."
The winners will be announced at the Highways Awards ceremony on Wednesday 9th October.