The Peppermint Junction roads scheme at Holbeach has won a regional engineering award.

The £5.4 million Holbeach Peppermint Junction improvement scheme at Holbeach has won the medium-sized engineering project category at the Institution for Civil Engineers East Midlands Merit Awards.

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re delighted to have earned recognition from one of the engineering industry’s leading institutions.

“This award is a huge testament to the hard work of all the people that helped make the Peppermint Junction improvement project a reality, including all of the residents and road users that remained patient while we were on-site working.

“Through meticulous planning and ingenuity, the team was able to complete the scheme three months ahead of schedule and below budget, while also minimising disruption on the network by only closing the A17 for 17 nights out of the whole nine-month project.

"Our top priority in building the scheme was to improve safety at the junction - something we’ve achieved by installing a new roundabout to replace the T-junction that was the cause of many collisions.

“I’d personally like to thank the project team from Lincolnshire Highways and Eurovia for all of the hard work and effort put in to deliver a scheme that has made traveling around the south of Lincolnshire safer and more efficient.”

The ceremony took place on Friday 8 June in Derby, where members of the project team from Lincolnshire County Council, WSP and Eurovia Contracting North were present to accept the award.

The Peppermint Junction scheme is a vital part of the plan for a Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach and benefited from £2.1 million of funding from the Government's Growth Deal via the LEP.

Photo: Sam Edwards, Major Schemes and Design Commissioner at Lincolnshire County Council; Professor Lord Robert Mair, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Roman Matakov, engineer at WSP; Stuart Forman, Contracts Manager at Eurovia.