Hounslow Council and contractor Hounslow Highways have been nominated for an MJ award recognising outstanding performance in highways management.
The council is a finalist in the Municipal Journal’s local government achievement awards in the Highways Management/Asset Management category.
A Hounslow Council spokesperson said: “Councils up and down the country entered these awards so we are immensely proud to have been shortlisted. We’ve invested £97million over five years and an ongoing £20million until the end of our Public Finance Initiative (PFI) Highways Maintenance contract, into bringing the worst Hounslow roads and footways up to a high and maintainable standard; into multiple schemes renewing street lighting, bridges and other structures; into tree maintenance; and into ensuring our streets are kept clean and fly-tips are cleared quickly.”
Martin Clack, Divisional Director at Hounslow Highways, said: “Hounslow Highways is delighted to have been shortlisted and recognised for the intensive renewal works delivered across Hounslow since the start of the Highways Maintenance contract. Since January 2013, we have resurfaced approximately 206km of carriageways, 230km of footpaths, replaced 15,093 street lights with new LED lanterns, refurbished five major structures, upgraded 10 specialist sites, updated 2,743 powered apparatus to more efficient LED lighting and replaced 13,336 traffic signs, whilst continuing to deliver cleansing, removal of fly tips, and managing trees and grounds maintenance.
“The improvements have helped Hounslow improve from 32nd to 2nd best for road condition in London. Hounslow Highways is extremely proud to contribute towards improving Hounslow as a cleaner, greener and safer borough for the residents and visitors of Hounslow to enjoy for years to come.”