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M1 Junctions 32 to 35a Smart Motorway Improvement Scheme, Badsworth

  • Lecture
  • Badsworth
  • 16 October 2018
  • 10:30 - 13:00
M1 Junctions 32 to 35a Smart Motorway Improvement Scheme, Badsworth

About this event


This is an opportunity to hear about a project which achieved a certificate of excellence at the 2018 ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

This twelve mile scheme upgraded a heavily congested section of the M1 from dual 3-lane motorway to a 4-lane configuration within the existing footprint. The integrated delivery team comprised Highways England (Client) WSP (designer) and Costain (Principal Contractor). They faced significant challenges including high traffic volumes, limited access and narrow verges which resulted in several innovative solutions to deliver the project on programme and to budget.

It is the first smart motorway scheme to use variable mandatory speed limits to manage both traffic and air quality requirements and has successfully transformed the opinions of the police who initially had significant safety concerns regarding the smart motorway concept.

Our speaker will describe these challenges and the solutions that were developed including the use of BIM, standardisation and modular construction techniques, and managing key environmental constraints.


Tea and coffee will be served at registration for the meeting, at no charge to members. Following the meeting a cash bar will be open and a hot and cold self-service buffet will be served, to be ordered in advance when booking for the meeting and paid in cash at registration. The cost for lunch will be £14 per person and £2 for dessert.

If you book but later you find that you are unable to attend, provided that you notify the Hon Sec not later than the booking deadline below, you will not be charged. If you cancel after that we will endeavour to make an adjustment with the venue so that you may not have to pay, but we reserve the right to request reimbursement from you if that isn’t possible.


If you wish to book for this meeting, please advise the RICE Hon Secretary not later than 11.00 on Monday 15 October 2018. You may do that by e-mail to hughalex@talktalk.net, or by a note in the post to: Hugh Allan, 8 West End Close, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5JN, or by telephone on 0113 259 1095.

Note: RICE meetings are open to all members of ICE and to members of other organisations with whom the ICE has a reciprocal arrangement, such as IET and IMechE. Additionally, RICE members may invite a guest to a RICE ordinary meeting, twice a year.


10.30: Registration, coffee & tea service
11.00: Presentation by Mogan Athmanathan followed by Q&A and discussion
12.45: Bar open and buffet lunch service


Mogan Athmanathan

The presentation will be given by Mogan Athmanathan, Associate with consultant WSP and Senior Project Manager for the project.

Event venue

Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Nr Pontefract
Badsworth WF9 1AB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Gibson

e: katie.gibson@ice.org.uk