Vinci has won the £39.1M contract to build a new junction on the M20 near Ashford in Kent.
It will be the first time Vinci has delivered a project as sole principal contractor for Highways England.
The junction, which will be around 700m east of the existing 10a junction, will include two bridges to connect to the A20 and a new dual carriageway link road built will be built to the A2070 near Sevington.
M20 near Ashford in Kent
Source: Highways England
“The new junction, part of the government’s record £15bn investment in major roads, will help reduce congestion at the existing junction 10 and unlock potential for future growth in the Ashford area. Following our successful public consultation earlier this year, we have awarded the construction contract so that if planning permission is granted we can start work as soon as possible,” said Highways England regional director for major projects in the South East Chris Welby-Everard.
Vinci Construction highways sector director Peter Whitman added: “This is an important contract for us as it will be the first Highways England contract delivered solely by Vinci Construction JV, and demonstrates our continued growth in the strategic roads sector.”
Vinci was chosen as the preferred supplier using the Collaborative Delivery Framework Lot 3a as a design and build contract. It will work alongside Jacobs, from Lot 1 of the same framework.