The contracts involve works on the M62 and M27
A Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall joint venture has been awarded two contracts worth a total of £322m to deliver part of Highways England’s smart motorway programme.
The first contract, a two-stage design and build contract worth £104m, is to upgrade 10 miles of the M62 between Warrington (J10) and Manchester (J12).
The design phase for this project began in December last year, with the JV supported by design partners WSP and AECOM.
On site works are scheduled to get under way this spring.
The second contract has a value of £218m and will see the M27 between junctions 4 and 11 converted to create permanent four lane stretch spanning 15 miles.
The design phase will start this month with the JV supported by design partners SWECO/Mott MacDonald and WSP. Work on this job is also set to begin in spring 2018.
Both contracts have been awarded under Highway’s England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework, which the JV won a place on in 2014.
The £5bn framework is the largest ever for the improvement of England’s motorways and A roads.