IRF announces the winners of its 2019 Global Road Achievement Awards

IRF has announced the winners of the 2019 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognise outstanding achievement by road professionals.
February 13, 2020
Turkey’s third Bosphorus Bridge
Turkey’s third Bosphorus Bridge won the IRF GRAA in the Design category

Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 150 programmes, projects and products from around the world.

This year, the IRF honours 12 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road and highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

"As an industry, we understand the importance of setting a long- term agenda for our research activities and capital investments" said IRF chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel. "By promoting innovations and the successes in our industry, we can provide a forward-looking road map for others to follow."

The winning projects this year range from a new reversible express toll lane to a sophisticated asset status visualisation tool powered by Artificial Intelligence. Accepting the award in the “Asset Preservation” category, Nikhil Ranga, Director of Product and Customer Experience at RoadBotics stated: “We’re on a mission to make road maintenance simpler and more cost-effective for everyone, and our technology is doing just that. We’re honoured that the International Road Federation sees the potential in this product making a difference for road managers all over the world.”

Winners of the 2019 GRAA competition:

Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management
RoadBotics for Project RoadWay

Construction Methodology
Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait / PART for the Sheikh Jaber Causeway    

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Turkey for the Yavuz Sultan Salim Bridge    

Environmental Mitigation
Taiwan Directorate General of Highways and Sinotech Engineering Consultants, LTD for the Taiwan West Coast Expressway Ba-Dong-Liao to Jiu-Kuai-Chou Project Practice for construction carbon management  and environment mitigation

Program Management
Parsons Transportation Group Inc. for the Northwest Corridor Project

Project Finance & Economics
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Turkey, for the Eurasia Tunnel

Quality Management
CMS Works Sdn Bhd for the Quality Management System for Road Maintenance

Consulpav for the Indonesia Jorr W2 Toll Road

Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai for the Traffic Accident
Black Spot Management System    

Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
EROAD for the Ehubo Technology Equipment & Manufacturing

Traffic Management and ITS
Parsons Corporate for the GDOT Reversible Lanes Intelligent Transportation System & Traffic Information Management Project

Urban Mobility
TTS Italia for the Torino Smart Road project

2020 GRAA Application Information


The application package must include:

1. A completed application form
2. A project summary (<500 words)
3. An explanation of how the project meets the criteria of the category in which it has been submitted (~100 words)
4. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation (.ppt or .pptx) including but not limited to slides, photographs, drawings, diagrams, videos, or additional explanatory materials. (Presentations should be limited to 30 slides or less).

Additional information:

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