WSP Highway Planning, Maintenance, Design and Traffic Management

WSP provides management and consultancy services to the transport, property, land and construction sectors. By integrating capabilities in transport, the environment and utilities infrastructure with expertise in building design and management, WSP can offer a complete and comprehensive service.

The highway sector is a key part of WSP’s operations in the UK and Sweden. Our highway-related capability covers master planning, feasibility studies, road alignment, highway detailed design, road safety audit, construction, highway maintenance, drainage design, bridge design, inspection and monitoring, repair and refurbishment, civil engineering and structures.

By bringing together these operations, we are able to provide expertise across all phases of a project – surveys, planning, design, construction and management. In addition to technical issues, all our teams consider ethical and ecological issues.

The company employs over 8,000 staff and currently has permanent offices in almost 100 countries worldwide.

Highway planning resources: bridge engineering, geotechnics and surveying

WSP’s sphere of knowledge is wide ranging. Our engineers, landscape architects, community planners, surveyors, environmental engineers, geologists, geo-scientists and specialists in other disciplines all work in collaboration. To achieve the best results for our clients and their customers, these teams draw from other WSP skills such as bridge engineering, geotechnics, rock mechanics, GIS, surveying and mapping.

Transport planning: urban strategy studies, tactical traffic control and accessibility planning

WSP’s Transport Planning team has an extensive regional and multi-disciplinary capability, in order to meet the requirements of local authorities, central and regional government.

  • Safety engineering and safety auditing
  • Public transport strategy and appraisal
  • Multi-modal modelling
  • Freight operations and logistics
  • Major scheme appraisal
  • Tactical / local traffic control
  • Accessibility planning
  • Regional, sub-regional, urban strategy studies
  • Micro-simulation
  • Social exclusion assessment
  • PFI / PPP due diligence and appraisal
  • Cycling and walking strategies

Design and supervision: junction assessment, expert witnesses and feasibility studies

WSP has been involved with the provision of highway design and traffic management services to the public and private sectors for over 30 years.

Services we provide include the following: planning, design and supervision; feasibility studies; outline design; public consultation; junction design and assessment; orders preparation; public inquiry – preparation and support; expert witness and
detailed design.

We also provide contract preparation, contract supervision and claim negotiation settlement.

Highway operation and maintenance

Through our experience, resources and track record we have the complete range of skills required for highways engineering and maintenance.

We are currently providing clients with advice on:

  • Highway planning
  • Highway design
  • Highway inspection
  • Highway maintenance, design and implementation
  • Highway and bridge improvements
  • Bridge maintenance, design and implementation
  • Bridge inspection and assessment
  • Lighting and communications design and maintenance
  • Project management

Intelligent Transport Systems

WSP’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) team plays a pivotal role in developing innovative and technology based solutions for transport systems and networks, such as the Active Traffic Management (ATM) Control System, the Travel Information Highway (TIH) and the Video Information Highway (VIH).

Our services include the following: research, trials and pilots of ITS applications; tactical / strategic traffic control systems; CCTV and detection technologies; traffic signals, UTC, UTMC, SCOOT, MOVA; ITS strategy and conceptual design; design / implementation of VMS applications; information systems and design of data exchange systems.

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