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Walton Bridge scoops highways award

DSC_0016Surrey County Council’s team behind the £32 million Walton Bridge has received a top highways industry award.

Walton Bridge was the first new bridge over the River Thames in 20 years, and it opened to traffic in July 2013 both on time and on budget after an 18-month construction. 

Now Highways Magazine’s Excellence Awards have given the UK Major Project Award to the bridge’s joint team from the county council and contractor Costain. Judges specifically commended them for involving local schools, residents and businesses throughout, limiting road closures to fewer than 10 days and helping to transform the local riverfront. 

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This award is fantastic recognition for our highways team, who worked hard with contractors to deliver a first-class project on time and on budget.”

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