Clearview Traffic shortlisted for two Highways Excellence Awards
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Clearview Traffic Group has been shortlisted in two different categories for the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2012, with two diverse road delineation projects.
In the Road Marking Project of the Year category, the company has been chosen as a finalist for its dynamic delineation project for the Hindhead Tunnel in Surrey, UK, where Clearview installed 868 Astucia IRS2 hardwired bi-directional road studs in a project initiated by the Highways Agency (HA) in 2007 to remove a major source of congestion around the A3/A287 junction.
According to Clearview, the hardwired road studs not only provide superior lane delineation with all the safety benefits, but also facilitate dynamic lane marking, allowing for normal running through each bore or a contraflow situation when one bore is closed. Under normal running every other stud, therefore every 9m, is illuminated facing the oncoming traffic, whilst during contra flow arrangements every stud is illuminated in each direction at 4.5m intervals as a ‘do not cross’ instruction. This has given the operators the flexibility they require to maximise the safe and smooth continuous flow on this critical arterial road under all operating conditions.
The company has also been shortlisted jointly with Jacobs and Telford & Wrekin Council in the Road Safety Scheme or Project of the Year, for the A41 Chetwynd road safety scheme, which aims to decrease the number of collisions and reduce speeding drivers on this hazardous section of road.
The scheme runs along a dangerous stretch of the A41 in Chetwynd and is said to be a first in the UK, using both Astucia SolarLite and IRS1 hardwired intelligent road studs together with vehicle activated signs (VAS). During the hours of darkness the junction layout is defined using the road studs, delineating the road layout and shape also highlighting the turning lanes. Approaching vehicles travelling in excess of a predetermined trigger speed illuminate the VAS and the road studs increase in brightness to further highlight the junction layout and promote speed reduction.
The awards will be announced in London at a special awards dinner on Thursday 11th October 2012.