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London 2012 infrastructure packages unveiled

The first opportunities to deliver the structures, bridges, highways and associated infrastructure for London's Olympic Park were unveiled today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
Following an Industry Day to outline the project last month, an Official Journal of the European Union contract notice for the first four packages of work was published today. They are:Lot 1 - Olympic Park North Area Roads and Bridges. This includes 12km of loop roads, primary and secondary roads; two land bridges; one road bridge; two underpasses; retaining walls and other ancillary worksLot 2 - Olympic Park South Area Roads and Bridges. This includes approximately 8.6km of loop roads, primary and secondary roads; four road bridges; one footbridge; one permanent and one temporary underpass; retaining walls and other ancillary worksLot 3 - Rail overbridges. This includes three land bridges; two road bridges; one temporary road bridge; two footbridges; retaining walls and other ancillary worksLot 4 - Main stadium area bridges. This includes one road bridge; four footbridges; retaining walls and other ancillary worksIn total the infrastructure work for the Olympic Park will include 13 footbridges, five landbridges, 14 road bridges, five underpasses, 20km of loop, primary and secondary roads, retaining walls, security fencing and other ancillary structures, road signage and marking, road, bridge and underpass lighting, and surface water drainage systems.ODA infrastructure director Simon Wright said: 'The structures, roads and bridges will be key to joining the various parts of the Olympic Park jigsaw together. These first contracts are an opportunity for construction companies of all sizes to play a vital role in helping create the best-connected Games ever and provide an open and accessible Park in legacy.'Companies can tender for the contracts posted today on the ODA's eTendering website Contractors for the first packages of work are expected to be awarded in early 2008. Contract notices for further packages of work within the structures, roads and bridges project will appear in September 2007 and at the end of 2008.

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