Osborne wins £18m Liverpool dual carriageway deal

Grant Prior 12 months ago
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Liverpool City Council has awarded Osborne the £18m contract to create a new dual carriageway on a major route into the city centre.

Osborne’s Liverpool based project team will start work in April to widen the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road).

The new 2.7km long stretch in the city’s Atlantic corridor is seen as crucial to a new creative village in the area – called Ten Streets – with the council set to announce a vision for the scheme this week.

The new dual carriageway will also pave the way for a major revamp of the historic Regent Road – aka “the Dock Road” – to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly.

Osborne will carry-out the work in three phases with completion due by Spring 2019.

Councillor Malcom Kennedy, Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted a company committed to engaging local Liverpool supply partners has won this contract as we are very keen to ensure Liverpool’s regeneration stimulates the local economy at every level.”

John Dowsett, Managing Director – Infrastructure at Osborne, said: ‘’This award is highly significant in our business strategy as we continue to target opportunities with forward thinking Local Authorities who recognise the importance and value of a collaborative approach with their partners and suppliers.

“This project presents another excellent opportunity to support our public authority customers in the on-going challenge of delivering increasing highway capacity within reducing capital and operational budgets.

“Working with Liverpool City Council further enhances our growing geographical presence and expansion into the North West.’’

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