Engineering excellence on the £90m A160 improvement rewarded

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 30 Mar 2017

THE £90 million scheme to improve the link between Port of Immingham and the motorway network has won a top award from The Institution of Civil Engineers.

The massive project, which has seen the highway upgraded to a dual carriageway, improving access and opening up undeveloped land, won the Centenary Award at the Yorkshire and Humber regional event.

Commissioned by Highways England, it was designed by Jacobs and delivered by Costain. And the team behind the improvement scheme came top of the category for projects worth £5 million or more, with the presentation made by  Institution of Civil Engineers president, Professor Tim Broyd, at a gala dinner at the National Railway Museum in York. 

Prof Tim Broyd presenting the Centenary Award to representatives of Highways England, Jacobs and Costain.

Mark Duquemin, ICE awards secretary for Yorkshire and Humber, said: “With an excellent safety performance, this impressive project has delivered a great improvement to access at the Port of Immingham.  We were impressed by all aspects of the project, which included building the sliding of the Rosper Rail Bridge across the country’s busiest freight railway line in a three-day period.  It is a worthy winner in a very tight field of excellent projects.”

Port of Immingham is one of the UK’s largest, handling around 10 per cent of the country’s cargo market. 
The improvements aim to improve the safety of road users and local communities, reduce traffic congestion and improve journey time, as well as attracting investment to the area.

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