Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award 2016

2016 winners

Tarmac and Walsall Council
Delivering Efficiencies on Walsall’s Roads

Tarmac and Walsall Council have successfully delivered a more efficient highways maintenance service that has unlocked financial savings, implemented innovative practices and improved customer satisfaction.

Judges’ comment:

Successfully improved costs and improved the likes of pothole repair, cleaning, emergency call outs and public liability


We are pleased to announce that the following are runner ups for the Highways Maintenance Efficiency 2016 award:

Area 14 Cold In-Situ Recycling

KaarbonTech Ltd and Oxfordshire County Council
Oxfordshire Council Stakefolder Efficiency

Supported by the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP)

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award 2016 will be awarded to a local authority highway maintenance service, team or partnership which has developed and implemented a transformational approach to service delivery, resulting in service improvement, measurable cost efficiencies and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Open to all authorities in the highways sector, regardless of their level of engagement with HMEP.

  • Explain the previous problems, the obstacles which you overcame and as a result provide evidence of demonstrable and measurable improvements in service quality and cost efficiency.
  • Provide details of innovation in areas such as procurement, contract management, asset management or operational practice which have contributed to service improvement.
  • Describe areas where collaboration, partnership and wider stakeholder engagement have contributed to the improvements and any instances where procedure has changed throughout the company as a result.
  • Supply any additional, non-financial benefits realised for the organisation, road users and the wider community.