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Morgan Est and Carillion join forces to deliver A1 widening

A joint venture of Morgan Est and Carillion has this week been given the go-ahead to begin work on the £209M widening of the A1 between Dishforth and Barton.

Following the award of the early contractor involvement (ECI) contract in 2004, the joint venture has been given the go-ahead to start the construction phase of the southern section of the A1 Dishforth to Barton for the Highways Agency.

The A1 is a strategically important north/south inter-regional trunk road, linking London and the south of England with the north east of England and Scotland. It also plays a key role linking other strategic routes such as the M62 and A19.

Morgan Est and Carillion’s £209M contract on the stretch of road from Dishforth to Leeming starts today and includes the upgrading of the existing two-lane dual carriageway to dual three-lane motorway. The total cost of the upgrade is £318M.

Road upgrade work will include a continuous concrete safety barrier in the central reserve and mounding, where appropriate, between the motorway and local access road to avoid dazzle for motorists.

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