Consultant appointed to A303, M6 and M62 jobs

A303 stonehenge image

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to two major Highways England programmes, including its A303 Stonehenge scheme.

The project will upgrade the A303 (pictured), and includes plans to build a road tunnel near Stonehenge, as part of a series of planned upgrades to A303/A358 corridor to improve connectivity across the south of England.

Gary Healey, director at Turner & Townsend said: “The A303 upgrade is one of the most significant schemes set to be delivered under the government’s Road Investment Strategy.”

Turner & Townsend will provide services including estimating, benchmarking performance, commercial reporting and cost management taking the scheme into construction as part of the three-year contract.

The project is currently undergoing consultation on Highways England’s preferred route.

The consultant has also been appointed to deliver the next phase of two Highways England smart motorway upgrades, providing commercial and programme management for improvements to the M6 and M62.

The improvements will include an extensive upgrade of the existing drainage system, new emergency areas between junctions, a new ducting system for power and fibre cables, and work to overhead signs to provide electronic signs for CCTV and driver information systems.