WSP will provide engineering and design services, including operational assessments and traffic technology services for electronic signs and signals as well as CCTV and monitoring equipment. This latest appointment builds on WSP’s ongoing work on Highways England’s AS14 Smart Motorway Programme Operational Concept work.
WSP has been involved in smart motorways from the very start, from supporting Highways England on their initial trials of the Active Traffic Management Pilot and the implementation of the first managed motorway schemes around the Birmingham Box motorway network to the drafting of the specifications for both the dynamic hard shoulder running and more recently the all lane running.
Phil Barton, senior technical director in intelligent transport services at WSP said: “This is a significant win and we are delighted to have been selected by AECOM as their partner for this. We have experience of working successfully with AECOM and Highways England in the past, and the extensive collective experience of smart motorways underpinned by the collaborative cultures embraced by both organisations provide real confidence that the challenging timescales for these schemes will be successfully achieved by the team.
Mouchel has successfully worked on high profile transport projects including construction and design services on the M1 Smart Motorways and on a major highways and transportation professional services contract for Leeds City Council, as well as managed Highways England’s National Traffic Information Service for seven years, and their telecommunications network as part of the National Roads Telecommunications Service - Specialist Consultancy contract.
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