McLaughlin & Harvey beat off some of the highest profile projects in Scotland, to claim the prestigious infrastructure prize from the Saltire Society for the A82 Pulpit Rock Project.
The award recognises the project as achieving the highest standards of civil engineering excellence in design, construction and environmental sustainability.
Contract Manager, Gareth Brennan, commented, “McLaughlin & Harvey are delighted to receive this prestigious award, which is in recognition of the great efforts made by the project team, to deliver one of the firm’s most technically challenging and complex schemes, in a highly environmentally constrained site.”
This complex scheme involved the widening of the existing 400m long carriageway, as well as construction of a 175m long curved viaduct and the cutting of 30m of deep stabilised rock. The project eliminated a congestion pinch point, where the road narrowed to a single lane under traffic light operation. Impact on the local population was minimised through maintaining traffic flows, during the day, past the narrow work site.