Amey Sir Robert McAlpine wins contract for M6 upgrade project in UK
October 24, 2019 – Amey Sir Robert McAlpine, a joint venture between Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine, has been selected by Highways England to upgrade Junction 19 on M6 near the English town of Knutsford.
The £43m ($55.2m) contract will involve the construction of a new bridge through the existing roundabout and over the M6. It is expected to ease the flow of traffic between the motorway and the A556.
Work at the motorway will begin in 2020. The improvements are expected to speed up journeys and reduce congestion around the roundabout, which already provides a free-flow link from the Knutsford and Bowdon bypass onto the southbound M6. The project is also expected to bring improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.
Amey Sir Robert McAlpine framework partnership director Robert Allen said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver the transformation of Junction 19 of the M6 through the Routes to Market Regional Delivery Partnership.
“Our collaborative approach to delivering this scheme forms part of a comprehensive upgrade of Manchester’s southern access, creating better journeys for those using this road network.”
Amey Sir Robert McAlpine, the joint venture selected by Highways England, is one of 13 companies, known as Delivery Integration Partners (DIP), currently working on 18 packages of projects, including the J19 scheme.
Amey Consulting is also responsible for designing the maintenance and improvement schemes for nearly 840 miles of road network in Areas 13 and 14.
Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine have been working together for the last 23 years and was the first delivery integration team to enter into a collaboration charter with the entire supply chain to deliver value to clients and customers.
In August, Amey Consulting designed a new demolition process for Churchill Flyovers in Liverpool. The demolition will take place in December 2019.
The company devised a methodology with Graham Construction and other specialist contractors, where deconstruction will take place without having to implement a three-month road closure on major roads servicing Liverpool city centre and the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel.