The Staffordshire Connected Roadworks Project (formerly the “Heineken Project”) is an Innovate UK-funded initiative that aims to reduce the impact of roadworks in Staffordshire.
Together Amey, Staffordshire County Council, CSC, Elgin, Staffordshire University, Future Cities Catapult and Tenshi are developing a Smart City Platform to enable a more joined up way of planning and carrying out roadworks.
The 18-month project will design, prototype, develop and trial a new spatial planning tool to streamline works on the highway by combining maintenance programmes from Staffordshire Highways, utility providers and telecommunications companies.
The main aim of the project is to promote new ways of working to reduce the cost of delivery of core city services, reduce the impact on the environment and the local economy as well as reducing disruption, and inconvenience to the citizen.
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