A road management project on the M25 that uses SmartSensor HD for detection has been recognized by the Highways Agency as “highly commended” for its cost-efficiency.

January 27, 2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—A road management project on the M25 that uses SmartSensor HD for detection has been recognized by the Highways Agency as “highly commended” for its cost-efficiency. The project was one of 118 entries considered by HA for its annual Supplier Recognition Scheme, which was held 16 January 2015 in Birmingham.

The M25 project is a joint venture between Skanska and Balfour Beatty that involves Carillion Civil Engineering and Simulation Systems Ltd. Wavetronix has supplied SmartSensor HD as one detection component of the system. According to the HA, the project was commended in the category of managing down cost and improving value, “awarded to suppliers that have demonstrated significant achievement by delivering Highways Agency contracts in smarter, more efficient ways.”

The annual ceremony highlights contributions made by HA’s suppliers “who help it operate, maintain and improve England’s network of motorways and A roads.” This year, the HA was proud to note that a quarter of the winners were from small and medium enterprises.

For 2014, 118 entries from more than 50 companies vied for recognition in seven different categories, including the first-ever Safety, Health and Well-being category.

“Our recognition scheme received more than double the number of entries compared to last year,” says Graham Dalton, chief executive of the Highways Agency. “That is simply fantastic. It’s also a strong indication of the steps our suppliers have made in bringing innovation into the workplace.”