Carillion selected for £96M UK road project
Oct 18, 2016 – UK-based construction services firm Carillion has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build the £96M Lincoln Eastern Bypass in the UK.
The 7.5km road project is designed to help unlock housing and economic developments around Lincoln.
The council’s executive is yet to approve Carillion as the contractor for the project in November 2016.
If approved, Carillion will be awarded the contract for the main works once the Department for Transport has formally confirmed the £50M of funding provisionally granted in November 2011, which is expected to happen in December.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This project will take a lot of pressure off the roads in and around Lincoln – in fact, it’s projected to reduce traffic levels on Broadgate by around 25%.
“That will mean less congestion, better air quality and reduced journey times. It will also pave the way for the housing and economic developments that are vital for the county’s future prosperity. I’m delighted we’ve reached this important milestone and look forward to the main works starting in the New Year.”
Work on the project will last around three years.