Morrison Water Services, a part of M Group Services, is revolutionising the management of its water infrastructure streetworks operations after partnering with traffic management technology specialist, one.network, to develop a fully integrated, cloud-based traffic management platform.
The one.network platform is enabling Morrison Water Services’ repair and maintenance (R&M) planning teams working on behalf of Yorkshire Water to plan, manage and communicate fast, accurate information on streetworks. Providing a ‘virtual survey’ view of operational sites, offering full visibility of risk factors, the platform acts a central repository of traffic management plans that can be accessed ‘on the ground’ and out-of-hours.
The platform’s ‘Works Planning’ and ‘Traffic Management’ modules are delivering significant service delivery, efficiency and customer benefits, with new levels of mapping intelligence and a ‘virtual’ approach to work planning that reduces the risk of rework and potential customer disruption.
Andrew Bailey, Morrison Water Services Head of Streetworks, Noticing and Permitting for the Yorkshire Water contract, commented: “By enabling our teams to communicate works more efficiently and clearly, this innovation is further strengthening our relationships with highways authorities and other key stakeholders.
“Creating a traffic management plan would have previously taken a week but can now be done in under 12 minutes. Our initial aim for the Yorkshire Water contract was to deliver thirty to forty per cent of our traffic management plans via the platform within the first 12 months, but the success of the project has meant that we are now delivering approximately eighty per cent.”
Morrison Water Services and one.network first joined forces in 2008 to create a bespoke works planning solution, developed in partnership with Yorkshire Water. The solution brought together multiple data layers to enable planning teams to rapidly risk-assess work sites earlier in the planning process, enabling more informed decisions around earliest start dates, traffic management, scheduling, permitting and traffic delay mitigation.
Matt Bright, Business Development Manager at one.network, commented: “As an early adopter who is comfortable using technology to accelerate its business goals, Morrison Water Services is one of the most progressive water infrastructure contractors in the UK.
“Further development of this platform will include one.network’s newest module, Traffic Replay, that will allow teams to view historical traffic data and flow patterns anywhere on the network to enable more intelligent planning and improved traffic management planning decisions.”
Paul Gilbert, Head of Communications, M Group Services
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About Morrison Water Services
Morrison Water Services offers a full range of water and wastewater essential infrastructure services on behalf of asset owners across the UK water sector, working collaboratively with clients to deliver a diverse portfolio that includes operational support and capital delivery programmes. Its services range from metering, to repair and maintenance, through to innovative network renovation solutions and full turnkey, new build project delivery including MEICAT services. Morrison Water Services is a part of M Group Services. https://www.morrisonws.com/
About M Group Services
M Group Services delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport and telecommunication sectors in the UK. The Group has built and maintained relationships with clients over a number of years and is a trusted employer to approximately 10,000 people working from 240 locations. www.mgroupservices.com
one.network provides a single platform to plan, analyse, and communicate traffic disruptions. From road closures and diversion routes to public events and incidents, the platform allows real-time monitoring of all the UK’s roadworks and disruptions. In September 2020, one.network grew to the United States, and now works across both nations to improve their management of all works and temporary road events.