Five contractors will work together to build a 17-mile upgrade to the M60 and M62 motorway

Balfour Beatty will lead on the scheme, in collaboration with Costain, Carillion, and a Bam Nuttall-Morgan Sindall joint venture.

The upgrade of the stretch of the M60 and M62 to a “smart motorway” will increase capacity, reduce congestion and shorten journey times for motorists.

The upgrade is being delivered through the Highways Agency National Major Projects Framework.

The collaboration between the contractors will reduce individual contractor risk and encourage knowledge sharing and best practice.

Construction work will start in July with completion scheduled for Autumn 2017.