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Press Release: IRF Announces Winners of 2019 Global Road Achievement Awards

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, November 21, 2019 –The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2019 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognize outstanding achievement by road professionals.

Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 150 programs, projects and products from around the world.

This year, the IRF honors 12 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

“As an industry, we understand the importance of setting a long-term agenda for our research activities and capital investments” said IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel. “By promoting innovations and the successes in our industry, we can provide a forward-looking road map for others to follow”.

The winning projects this year range from a new reversible express toll lane to a sophisticated asset status visualization tool powered by Artificial Intelligence. Accepting the award in the “Asset Preservation” category, Benjamin Schmidt, President of RoadBotics stated: “We’re on a mission to make road maintenance simpler and more cost-effective for everyone, and our technology is doing just that. We’re honored that the International Road Federation sees the potential in this product making a difference for road managers all over the world.”

Winners of the 2019 GRAA competition:

Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management
by RoadBotics

Construction Methodology
Sheikh Jaber Causeway
by Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait / PART

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
by Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of Turkey

Environmental Mitigation
West Coast Expressway: Ba-Dong-Liao to Jiu-Kuai-Chou Project
by Sinotech Engineering Consultants, LTD. & Directorate General of Highways, MOTC, Chinese Taipei
Program Management
Northwest Corridor
by Georgia Department of Transportation

Project Finance and Economics
Eurasia Tunnel
by Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of Turkey

Quality Management
Long-term Management and Maintenance of State Roads in Sarawak
by CMS Works Sdn. Bhd.

Indonesia JORR W2 Toll Road
by Consulpav, Conbloc Infratecno, Marga Lingkar Jakarta

Traffic Accident Blackspot System Analysis Project
by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, UAE

Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing

Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems
GDOT Reversible Express Lanes Intelligent Transportation System & Traffic Information Management
by Parsons

Urban Planning & Mobility
Torino Smart Road
by City of Torino

Detailed information on each of the winning projects can be found in the 2019 GRAA Book of Winning Projects.

Applications for the 2020 GRAAs are now open! Additional information and the application forms are available at https://www.irf.global/graa


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