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
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