Press Release: IRF Announces Winners of 2022 Global Road Achievement Awards

WASHINGTON DC, November 2, 2022 – The International Road Federation (IRF Global) has announced the winners of the 2022 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a worldwide competition to publicize to the world the innovative, practical, creative, cost-saving and sustainable solutions the road industry provides to societies and economies.

Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 200 programs, projects and technologies from around the world.

This year, the IRF honors 11 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & mobility disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

According to IRF Global Chairman Dr. Bill Sowell “the winners of the 2022 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards are an asset to an industry that is constantly investing in new solutions to deliver gains and sustainability advances that benefit everyone”.

The winning projects this year range from a 130-km expressway traversing a national park in Guizhou Province, China, with a minimized environmental footprint, to a sophisticated multi-modal travel demand tool that uses AI and Big Data analytics to support decision-making processes in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Accepting the award in the “Construction Methodology” category, H.E. Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport & Infrastructure of Turkey stated: “Winning another IRF Global Road Achievement Award confirm our project’s inspiring significance in terms of contracting and engineering. We wholeheartedly thank the international panel of judges for this valued and meaningful award”.

The winners of the 2022 GRAA competition are:

Asset Preservation and Maintenance Management
New Pavement Technology, Materials & Green Energy Smart IoT Active Safety Operation Management
JD Construction Co., Ltd

Construction Methodology
1915ÇANAKKALE Bridge And Motorway Project
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of Turkiye

The Second Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge
Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd

Environmental Mitigation
The Guizhou Zhengxi Expressway Project
China State Construction International Holdings Limited

Program Management
Tal Moreeb Road Project
Aldar Projects

Quality Management
Samuel De Champlain Bridge Corridor Project

Research on Key Technology and Application of Sponge City
CCCC Second Highway Consultants Co., Ltd

The Surface Emitting Lighting Type Iot Base Intelligent Road Traffic Sign System

Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
Development of a New Asphalt Binder Test Method (ABT)
US Federal Highway Administration

Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Metering Lights System Upgrade
Parsons Transportation Group

Urban Planning and Mobility
Strategic Transportation Evaluation and Assessment Model (STEAM+)
Integrated Transport Center (ITC)

Detailed information on each of the winning projects can be found in the 2022 GRAA Book of Winning Projects available at

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