JPCS and Warrington Council Highly Commended at North West CIHT Awards

Pictured L-R: Mark Tune (Warrington Borough Council), Ines Osborne (JPCS), Tom Cowie (Warrington Borough Council), and Jenny Neville, (JPCS)

JPCS and Warrington Borough Council’s (WBC) 20mph speed limit project has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the North West Safety Project of the Year category, at this year’s Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) North West Branch Awards.

[Pictured L-R: Mark Tune (Warrington Borough Council), Ines Osborne (JPCS), Tom Cowie (Warrington Borough Council), and Jenny Neville, (JPCS)]

The commendation follows a shortlist in two categories, ‘Best Practice’ and ‘Safety Project of the Year’ at the prestigious awards. The winners were announced at the CIHT North West Branch Dinner on Friday 9th May, at The Park Royal Hotel in Warrington.

The 20mph speed limit programme, using the exclusive Groundscrew innovation, is being rolled out over three phases across the majority of residential roads in Warrington. It has already delivered a number of benefits, including cost savings and implementation ahead of schedule.

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Jenny Neville, director at highway maintenance and civil engineering contractor JPCS, said:

“We are delighted that this project has been ‘Highly Commended’ at this year’s North West CIHT awards. A big well done to the teams at Warrington Borough Council and JPCS, who have worked so well together to make the project such a huge success.

“The innovative Groundscrew concept, the hard work of our talented teams on the ground, and our partnership’s pioneering approach to the 20mph speed limit rollout has already delivered benefits to the council and the local community.

“As well as reducing costs by £50k – equating to 40 per cent of estimated costs in phase one alone – using Groundscrew has enabled the partnership to stay 6 months ahead of schedule, and we now expect all 20mph speed limits to be implemented by the end of 2014.”