Congestion Reduction Scheme of the Year

Last year’s winner

North Somerset Council, Highways Agency, CH2M Hill and Persimmon Homes
M5 Junction 19 Improvements

The traffic monitoring and outcomes 18 months after the completion of a package of highway improvement works at M5 Junction 19 illustrate the success of this scheme.

Judges’ comment:

A phased approach to a substantial scheme resulting in significant reduction in congestion.

What the winners had to say…

We are absolutely delighted to win this Award on behalf of North Somerset Council. It’s a great team effort by the Highways Agency, by ourselves, Persimmon Homes and also CH2M Hill who did the design work on the scheme.

In excess of 100,000 hours of time has been saved for the locals. People have been stopping us in the street to shake the hand of the man who did this scheme because it’s so beneficial for hundreds of people. With 43% improvement in traffic flows, it really has been a great success.

We do a lot of work behind closed doors and behind fences and the travelling public need to recognise that an awful lot of hard work, time, money and expertise goes into what we do.