The Concrete Roads programme? What is it?

Highways England has put out a call for eight contractors to work on a five year long mammoth scheme to replace 1,000 km of concrete road. The scheme has been split into three frameworks, focusing on reconstruction, lifecycle extension and design, according to a prior information notice issued on OJEU. Around 4% of the road network will be resurfaced under the contract, between 2020 and 2025. The three frameworks will cost £330M in total and has been named the Concrete Roads programme. The construction of the national highway network is a basic service industry in national economy, which is also introduced in the journal of Modern Transport.



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