GRAHAM’s Travis Brow Link Road project has been commended by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) at its North West Awards.
Described as “probably the single most important new strategic highway connection in Stockport”, the Travis Brow to A6 Link Road is an £8m project that, once complete, will deliver a new classified Link Road approximately 390m long, and retaining walls that carry the Link Road under a Grade II listed Stockport Viaduct, which dates back to the 1840s.
The Link Road will significantly improve access to and around Stockport, to the M60, the rail station, and to key sites within the town centre. Offering an alternative route for vehicles travelling along the A6 Wellington Road to access Junction 1 of the M60 from Wellington Road North, it includes a series of highway improvement works along Travis Brow, George’s Road and Wellington Road North.
Awarded through Highways England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework, a standout aspect of the project was GRAHAM’s intelligent design solution that enabled a two lane dual-carriageway to be formed through a single arch.
The CIHT North West Project of the Year Award is given to an outstanding project that demonstrates a contribution to the mobility of the community in the north west of England. The award was presented to GRAHAM’s civil engineering division on Thursday 28th March at a black-tie event at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton, Warrington.
On receiving the award, GRAHAM’s Managing Director- Civil Engineering, Leo Martin, said:
“We are delighted to see the Travis Brow Link Road named Project of the Year by the CIHT North West. The award is great recognition for our project team, which has worked tirelessly to provide a link road that will improve access, help reduce traffic congestion and improve the efficiency and reliability of Stockport’s highway network, bringing significant benefits for businesses, residents and visitors alike.
“Throughout the project we have strived for efficiency and sustainability in our delivery, taking particular care to minimise the impact of construction works on local stakeholders and the wider community. Thanks to the hard work of our team in collaboration with the client, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, we have succeeded in our key objectives of achieving best value, minimising disruption and efficient delivery, living up to the project’s mission of ‘we all succeed together’. Congratulations to all involved in this scheme on this fantastic achievement.”