The M74 Completion project has received an ‘Excellent’ rated Whole Project Award under CEEQUAL, the assessment scheme which works to improve sustainability in civil engineering and public realm projects.
Following a rigorous performance assessment across a wide range of environmental and social issues, the project to link the existing M74 with the M8 in Glasgow achieved a CEEQUAL score of 82%.
The score recognises the many waste management and material use initiatives implemented on a project which will deliver transport, community and economic benefits.
Highlights included the use of crushed demolition materials to provide approximately 350,000 tonnes of material for use in on-site operations, and the introduction of a voluntary Site Waste Management Plan compliant with regulations in England.
Delivered by the company as part of the Interlink M74 joint venture, the new section of motorway opened to the public in June and will significantly reduce the number of vehicle movements per day from the Kingston Bridge, cutting congestion and improving local air quality.
CEEQUAL’s Chief Executive, Roger Venables said: “CEEQUAL warmly congratulates the whole team on their important achievement, and looks forward to their further use of the scheme on this and other contracts.”