Arcadis, in partnership with tunnels and operational technology specialists 4way Consulting, have been selected by Highways England to support the organisation’s tunnels, systems and products strategy.
The two-year contract worth £1.3million will include the development of a technology roadmap and a testing framework for tunnel technology products to support the delivery of an updated technology strategy for tunnel systems and ensure future products are tunnel ready.
The outcomes of the project will influence the technology used and operating regimes at a national level, drawing on Arcadis’ ongoing work for projects including the potential new Lower Thames Crossing and Stonehenge tunnels.
David Threlfall, Senior Technical Director for ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) at Arcadis, said:“We are delighted to be working with 4way Consulting to deliver this contract. It is really exciting for Arcadis to be working with Highways England to develop strategy for future road operations technology and operating model in tunnels. We are able to include the tunnel experience and learning from our EU colleagues to make sure the outcomes are robust and practical and deliver optimum benefits.”
John Westwood, Director at 4way Consulting, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for 4way and Arcadis to help Highways England develop its national approach to operational technology in tunnels. We have formed a great partnership that includes specialist expertise from our UK and European operations and will bring deep insight from our current tunnel projects.”