Lincolnshire County Council has officially ended its contract with Carillion to build the £96M Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Galliford Try has temporarily taken over the project until a permanent replacement is found.
Carillion went into compulsory liquidation last week.
Galliford Try is to start as soon as possible, so that work on the 7.5km road project continues while the council looks for a new firm to manage it in the longer term. It is hoped local teams and suppliers can continue to work on the project, although the council says the ultimate decision will be with the new contractor.
Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass back on track in such a short space of time.
“We know how important this new road is to residents and businesses, and, by bringing in Galliford Try, we can ensure work is not significantly held up by the Carillion situation.
“While Galliford Try will be keeping things moving in the immediate future, we’ll be working to find a long-term replacement. We hope to have this new company take over in the summer.
“I want to thank all of the hard-working individuals who have turned things around so quickly in what have been very difficult circumstances.
“Thanks to them, people can rest assured that it’s business as usual for the city’s biggest highways project in decades.”
Bam Nuttall has also agreed to take over ducting works around the perimeter of the proposed Washingborough roundabout next month.