Highways England announce new A47 and A303 upgrades
- September 27, 2019

Highways England have recently announced the appointment of Galliford Try to a £435M contract which will carry out major upgrades to the A47 corridor around Norwich and Peterborough and to the A303 corridor around Sparkford to Ilchester in Somerset.

The contract was awarded, by Highways England, through the £8.7Bn Regional Delivery Partnerships framework, which is divided into two bands for projects with values that are either side of £100M.

Other recent projects which have been appointed to contractors through this framework include the A46 upgrade scheme which was awarded to Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and the A27 improvement scheme which was awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick.

The Highways England Major Projects Executive Director, Peter Mumford stated: “I am absolutely delighted to announce the signing of these latest contracts as part of the Regional Delivery Partnerships.

“These are among 13 companies that will be working with us to deliver these important road projects, safely, and with our customers in mind. To achieve this, we have worked hard to create alignment between ourselves and our supply chain, focusing on the behaviours that support us to achieve our shared goals.

“This is clear evidence that new ways of working are being embraced by the market, which is now seizing the opportunity to work in a more integrated way with us, representing a fundamental change in the way we deliver our road projects.

“We will continue to work with the supply chain and look forward to completing and announcing more contracts in due course.”

The Managing Director of Galliford Try Highways, Duncan Elliott added: “We are delighted for this opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with Highways England in schemes which will bring such a huge benefit to their customers. The appointment underlines the strategic importance of highways to our construction business and the vast experience, expertise and resource we can offer in this sector.”

Some of the upgrade projects, outlined under this framework, form part of the Government’s Road Investment Strategy which aims to convert all remaining sections of single carriageway roads in the UK to dual carriageways.

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