Kier Highways’ Northampton contract wins a National Bronze Green Apple Environment Award

Kier Highways has announced that its Northamptonshire Highways contract has won a 2020 National Bronze Green Apple Environment Award! 

The award, won jointly with Balfour Beatty, for work in reducing environmental impact on the A43 Northampton to Kettering improvement scheme.

The A43 between Northampton and Kettering suffers from congestion hotspots, journey time delays and road safety issues due to vehicles trying to overtake. To tackle these problems, it was proposed to dual the A43 all the way between the A45 and the A14.

The team have already improved the Round Spinney roundabout, bypassed Moulton and constructed a section of dual carriageway north of Moulton.

Working with ecologists and local communities, the team has introduced new and diverse habitats to encourage wildlife and leave a lasting legacy for the future. A wide variety of species are now happily thriving there including some new and welcome residents.

The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 by The Green Organisation as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practices around the world.

Tom Kemp, project manager and quantity surveyor on the scheme, said: ‘”It means a lot to the whole team to be recognised for our improved recycling performance, collaborating with affected stakeholders and demonstrating innovation in resource management.”

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