The Highway Agency has awarded a joint venture of Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall a £136M contract to upgrade the M62 motorway between junctions 25 and 30 using Managed Motorways.
The joint venture’s winning bid is £14M lower than the Agency expected.
Works will include utilising sections of the hard shoulder, with resurfacing and drainage improvements, for use as either permanent or peak period additional running lanes. The project will also involve the construction of new overhead sign gantries, emergency refuge areas and the installation of AMI signs, signalling, speed monitoring and a CCTV system.
Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure Jag Paddam said his firm had a “proven heritage” of delivering similar projects.
Work is due to start between October and December 2011 and be completed in 2013/14.