Stafford Western Access Route wins award as ICE West Midlands’ top civil engineering scheme

The Stafford Western Access Route, which is being built as part of a wider plan to support job creation and the construction of new homes has been awarded the West Midlands’ top civil engineering scheme.

Stafford Western Access Route, which is due for completion later this year, will provide a new 0.7-mile link between the A34 Foregate Street to the A518 Newport Road, funnelling traffic around the west of the town and away from the congested centre routes.

It took home the communication and large project (over £10 million) categories before being crowned the overall project of the year at the 2021 Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards, said a Business Live report.

Judges praised the regular flow of information from the project team which they said was essential to keep all stakeholders fully informed at every stage of the project.

The panel was particularly impressed with the delivery of what has been a complex project and agreed that Stafford Western Access Route would have a positive impact across the region for years to come.

Jo Barnett, ICE regional director for the Midlands, said: “Congratulations to all our 2021 West Midlands Awards entrants, the standard this year was, as always, extremely high.

“Our annual awards play an important role in not only demonstrating the importance of our civil engineers but also in celebrating the positive impact that civil engineering has on our everyday lives. I am delighted that, despite a difficult year for everyone, our civil engineers continued to safely deliver inspiring projects in often challenging circumstances.”

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