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Brough relief road project shortlisted for prestigious regional award

A £5.5m relief road project in Yorkshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious civil engineering award.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced that Brough Relief Road Phase 2, has been shortlisted for recognition in its 2019 Yorkshire and Humber Awards. 

The second phase of the Brough South Development, designed by Pell Frischmann, delivered by local contractors CR Reynolds, and project managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council on behalf of Horncastle Group, comprises the construction of 350m of new single lane road, new gateway roundabout and a new bridge crossing the Leeds – Hull railway.

The infrastructure will serve 750 new homes, a new primary school, healthcare facilities, a

supermarket restaurants and other non-food shops, as well as relieving traffic pressure from

Skillings Lane, and improve access to Brough from the A63.

Keith Stockdale, from Pell Frischmann, said: “This project unlocks the overall masterplan of Brough South, connecting with existing infrastructure to link the town to the Humber foreshore. The vital link over the railway will significantly improve road journey times and removes a significant barrier to movement that might deter wider investment.

“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 Bolton Upon Dearne Wastewater Treatment Works.

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.”

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