IRF Announces 2012 GRAA Winners

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2012

(Alexandria, Virginia) – The International Road Federation (IRF) Chairman and Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, has announced the winners of the 2012 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) Competition. This year’s awards honor ten projects from countries around the world, each leading the way in innovation and excellence in its respective area of the road industry.

“For the past twelve years, our Awards program has constituted an industry reference for innovators across the globe”, noted Patrick Sankey, President & CEO of IRF. “In these times of persisting economic uncertainty, our sector has once more demonstrated that it is a source of cutting edge solutions that makes a difference in our communities”.

The winners of the 2012 GRAA competition are:

Category: Construction Methodology

Winner: Victoria Park Alliance for the Victoria Park Tunnel

Category: Design

Winners: HDR, T.Y. Lin International & Jacobs Engineering for the Hoover Dam Bypass

Category: Environmental Mitigation

Winner: New Zealand Transit Agency for the Chemical De-icing Environmental Risk Management Project

Category: Program Management

Winner: Bechtel-Enka for the Kosovo Motorway Project

Category: Maintenance Management

Winner: State of Rio de Janeiro for the State of Rio de Janeiro’s RJ-122 Project

Category: Traffic Management and ITS

Winners: New York City Department of Transportation & Transcore for New York City’s State‐of‐the‐Art ITS Infrastructure Deployment Program

Category: Excellence in Project Finance & Economics

Winner: Minnesota DOT for “Better Roads for a Better Minnesota” Infrastructure Improvement Program

Category: Quality Management

Winners: Delcan Inc. & Maryland State Highway Administration for the Maryland Intercounty Connector(ICC) Project

Category: Road Safety

Winner: The Inter-American Development Bank and the Spanish Road Association for the Initiative for Road Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean

Category: Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing

Winner: Mobile Barriers for the MBT-1

For more information on this year’s awards or next year’s competition, contact Magid Elabyad by email at or by telephone at + 1 703 535 1001.

Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.


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