Motorway upgrade contracts worth a total of £322M have been awarded to a Morgan Sindall and Bam Nuttall joint venture, BMJV.
The first contract, a two-stage design and build contract worth £104M, is to upgrade 10 miles of the M62 between Junction 10 at Warrington and Junction 12 at Manchester as part of Highways England’s smart motorway programme.
The design phase started in December last year with partners WSP and Aecom and works are planned to start on site in spring this year.
Highways England also officially announced BMJV has been awarded a contract on the M27 smart motorways programme, as revealed by New Civil Engineer in December.
The contract, worth £218M, is to convert a 15-mile stretch of the M27 between Junction 4 at the M3 interchange and Junction 11 at Fareham at to permanent dual four-lane by turning the hard shoulder into a running lane.
The design phase with partners SWECO/Mott Macdonald and WSP will start this month with construction expected to begin in spring this year.
Both contracts were awarded under Highway’s England Collaborative Delivery Framework.
Morgan Sindall highways managing director Paul Gott said: “These contracts mark the start of two more prestigious projects for bmJV.
“The established relationship between our two companies enables us to provide the best possible service to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK’s strategic road network in order to improve journeys for road users.”