Skanska joins UK road project

By Sandy Guthrie11 October 2016

The A14 road improvement scheme runs from Cambridge to Huntingdon

The A14 road improvement scheme runs from Cambridge to Huntingdon

Skanska has been appointed by Highways England to the UK’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road project, becoming part of a joint venture.

The contractor has, with Costain, Balfour Beatty and Carillion, signed a contract with UK government-owned Highways England to deliver the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road improvement scheme.

Skanska said the full value of the contract to the joint venture would be £876 million (€969.75 million). It added that Skanska UK would include its part of the contract, worth £290 million (€321.02 million) in the order bookings for the third quarter of 2016.

The project is part of a £15 billion (€16.59 billion) five-year road investment strategy, in which the government has pledged up to £1.5 billion (€1.66 billion) to improve the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

A year ago, a 50:50 Balfour Beatty Carillion joint venture was selected for the construction package to widen a 16km stretch of the existing A14.

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