Design and build contract awarded for 10km Weymouth relief road stretch

Skanska has been awarded a design and build contract worth £40m to construct the A354 Weymouth Relief Road.

The 10km road project will include nine road bridges, improvements to existing roads and construction of a parking facility for 1000 cars and new pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian paths, as well as landscaping.

The scheme is designed to ease congestion and provide a transport link for the sailing events of 2012.

The project will be undertaken in two phases under Early Contractor Involvement agreement, menaing in the first phase the Skanska team will work with Dorset County Council to develop the scheme and in phase two Skanska will be responsible for its construction.

The project is included in order bookings for the second quarter of 2007 and construction is due to complete in 2011.