Carillion has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the £50M Lincoln Eastern Bypass.
The final decision on the 7.5km road, linking the A158 Wragby Road roundabout to the A15 at Bracebridge Heath, will be made by Lincolnshire County Council’s executive at a meeting on 1 November.
The scheme aims to cut city centre congestion by around 25%, as well as providing better access to housing and economic developments around Lincoln.
Carillion’s contract would be for the £50M main works, with funding from the Department for Transport. Construction will take around three years.
Carillion was among four firms at the final tender stage.
“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%,” said Lincolnshire County Council executive member for highways Richard Davies.
“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.”
A separate contract will shortly be awarded via Network Rail to allow access under the Lincoln to Spalding Railway line embankment.