A £13million urban regeneration scheme to improve the road network around Bridlington town centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious civil engineering award.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced that Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2, has been shortlisted for recognition in its 2019 Yorkshire and Humber Awards.
The final part of Stage 2 of the second phase of Bridlington’s Integrated Transport Plan is now being worked on.
The works, which are being overseen by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and carried out by Amey Consulting and PBS Construction Ltd, involve a bespoke integral bridge, carriageway realignment and widening, revisions to traffic flows, drainage, and improvements to pedestrian and cycle facilities.
Kareem Abusmeihah, from Amey Consulting, said: “The scheme aims to improve travelling efficiency, open business development opportunities, and improve aesthetics, all helping to boost the local economy.
“We are delighted that such a unique civil engineering project has been shortlisted.”
The project is one of seven projects from across the region to be shortlisted for the Centenary Award, alongside Goole sewer flooding alleviation project and Hornsea Onshore Substation.
The awards are held annually to showcase the outstanding work done during the past year by civil engineers in the Yorkshire and Humber Region. They are divided into three categories; projects with a cost in excess of £5m will compete for the Centenary Award, those under £5m can apply for the Smeaton Award, and those concerned with studies and research can compete for the Sir John Fowler Award.
In 2018 the Centenary Award was won by the Skipton flood alleviation scheme.
This year’s winners will be revealed at the ICE’s annual black-tie gala dinner at Sheffield City Hall on March 15, sponsored by GHD.
Penny Marshall, the ICE’s regional director for Yorkshire and Humber said: “The standards of entries we have seen this year is exceptionally high and the judges now have a very difficult task ahead of them.
“There are thousands of civil engineers in Yorkshire and Humber that work tirelessly to design, improve and maintain the infrastructure that we rely on, and these awards are a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact their work has on our lives.”