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M1 39 to 42 Smart Motorway: The story behind the roadworks and the signs

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Thursday 7 December 2017, 7.30PM

Speaker(s): Richard Rawet, Project Manager, bmJV (BAM Nuttall Morgan Sindall Joint venture - contractor); Simon Morritt, senior engineer, CH2M – designers and Peter Wood , principal consultant, Capita Technology – technology support to bmJV

York Society of Engineers Open Lecture

Brief synopsis of talk:

1.    The original motorway construction, including Calder Bridge which is structurally interesting and had a tragic collapse during construction.
2.    The SMART motorway types around Leeds / Bradford
3.    The M1 39 to 42 Smart Motorway Smart All Lane Running upgrade, 2013 to 2016


  • Challenges and limitations within the existing Highway corridor
  • Review of key structure types / structures


  • Scope of Works inc incorporated maintenance works
  • Innovation and best practice
  • Traffic management
  • Logistics
  • Safety

Smart Motorway Technology

  • Hardware
  • Software and commissioning
  • Daily operation and ongoing optimisation
  • Driver experience 

Location: Room P/L/002 Lecture Theatre, Physics/Exhibition Centre

Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.