Highways England has this week announced the appointment of 26 contractors to its much anticipated Construction Works Framework.
Scheduled to begin on 1 April 2019, the £205 million Construction Works Framework will revamp road infrastructure across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire. The works themselves will be separated into ten specialisms – among them ‘road lighting and electrical’, ‘temporary traffic management’ and ‘drainage’ – to be delivered over a four year period.
The framework will see roads and bridges renewed, while large-scale improvement schemes will be taken forward across the region’s motorways and major A roads. Successful bidders include Balvac, Colas, Interserve Construction, J McCann and AE Yates.
The Construction Works Framework forms part of a wider programme of asset delivery for Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire (also known as Area 10), It will enable Highways England to deliver schemes that boost journey times, shore up road safety and enhance road infrastructure as a whole.
The newly appointed framework contractors will work alongside the Maintenance & Response and Design Services team announced for the region in 2018. Highways England will now partner with the successful contractors to ensure they are ready to begin delivering key infrastructure from April 2019.
If you are interested in finding out more about key infrastructure trends today, you may wish to attend the flagship infrastructure exhibition at the NEC in April 2019: UKIS 2019
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