Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Carillion preferred bidder for £50M Lincoln bypass

Lincoln eastern bypass

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.

 

Tags

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.