Working with the Highways Agency
Through our joint venture A-one+ we are responsible for managing
and maintaining around 33% of the trunk road and motorway
Focussing on the safety of our workers and the road users, we
are developing our staff to provide rapid and effective response
for reducing congestion and improving journey time reliability. By
placing the customer at the heart of everything we do we are
delivering an increasingly high level of satisfaction.
We benchmark our performance across our 4 contracts and against
nationwide best practice. We work closely with the Highways Agency
to deliver an integrated operation that provides a best value,
sustainable and continually improving service.
Our innovative approach has been recognised through a range of
industry awards. At the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2011 on
the 12th October the main success was in the 'Highway Worker and
Site Safety Initiative' category. This was in recognition of
A-one+'s input into the development of the 'Intellicone' - an
integrated safety solution which transforms typical road cones into
an electronic safety perimeter. Judges commented that the
'Intellicone' is a good example of technology being used to aid the
safety of road workers.
A-one+ were also commended in the category of 'Highway Industry
Product of the Year'. This accolade was for their use of
glass-resin reinforced polyester (GRP) sign material and their
promotion of the material. The judges said that GRP is a product
that 'addresses durability and the problem of theft and is a good
example of long term development leading to the appropriate
certification of the product.'
The four Highways Agency Managing Agent Contractor (MAC)
contracts that we operate are:
We also manufacture, supply, install and maintain Intelligent
Transport systems to the Highways Agency through a Framework
arrangement. Colas products are tested to the highest standards and
comply with the latest standards. All of the HA products are "type
approved" for use on the motorway network and have proven to be
best in class for reliability in the field.