The Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 and the Brough Relief Road Phase 2 have both won awards at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber Awards. Both schemes were entered for the awards by the consultants involved.
The two schemes in the East Riding were entered for awards in late 2018 and shortlisted in January. Presentations were made for both schemes to the ICE judges in February, and the winners were announced recently at Sheffield City Hall.
Brough Relief Road Phase 2 was awarded a Certificate of Excellence (second place) and Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 a Certificate of Commendation (third place). The awards were presented by Harry Gration of BBC Look North Leeds.
For Brough Relief Road Phase 2, the consultants were Pell Frischmann, the contractor was C R Reymolds, and the funding for the £7.5 million project came from private developer Horncastle Developments.
The work consisted of the construction of a new road bridge over the busy Hull to Selby railway line, a new road and roundabout. The work forms part of the larger Brough Relief Road Scheme, the final phase of which, Phase 3, has an in-principle allocation (subject to approval of the final Business Case) of £3.26 million from the government’s Local Growth Fund (secured by the Humber LEP) as part of the government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. When completed, the scheme will include a new link road from Moor Lane to Skillings Lane, relieving traffic congestion in the town centre and pressure on the busy Skillings Lane level crossing. The recently completed Phase 2 has also provided road access to the new school and access to the adjacent land for housing development.
For Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2, the consultants were Amey Consulting, and the contractor was PBS Construction. The overall project cost was £13.3 million, including £5.75 million from the government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP and part of the government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. The remaining funding was provided by the council.
The work consisted of the widening of Hilderthorpe Road to provide a new right turn lane, to reduce the delays previously caused by vehicles waiting to turn. The scheme also involved the repaving of Bridge Street and Manor Street, including a change in traffic flows and improved pedestrian facilities, and the construction of a new bridge at Beck Hill over the Gypsey Race. This created a new circulatory route for the town centre, improving access and traffic flows. New MOVA traffic signals were also installed at the junctions on Station Road, Tesco, and Springfield Avenue.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber LEP, said: “We are pleased two such worthwhile projects have been recognised for the contribution they have made in both Bridlington and Brough.
“The Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 scheme aims to support future development in the town and improve conditions for drivers in Bridlington town centre, while the Brough Relief Road Phase 2, as part of the wider Brough Relief Road project, will ease congestion on the area’s roads and support access to the Enterprise Zone and new homes and infrastructure in the town.
“Our congratulations go to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Horncastle Group and all of the organisations involved.”
Dave Waudby, the council’s head of infrastructure and facilities, added : “I am delighted that both of these major complex schemes have won these prestigious awards from the ICE. The awards are well deserved by everybody involved from the council, our consultants, and the contractors. Both schemes have already delivered significant benefits to the communities involved, and will continue to do so.”
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