Bid race starts for £100m M25 Junction 30 scheme

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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The Highways Agency is starting the search for a contractor to deliver improvements to junction 30 of the M25 in Thurrock.

The congestion relief scheme, which also includes widening the A13 corridor, is scheduled to start early next year.

The M25 J30/A13 Corridor Congestion Relieving Scheme is expected to have a net cost of £150m, making it the single most expensive junction upgrade project in the roads programme.

Highways Agency bosses are aiming to find 20% efficiency savings on the project with construction work estimated between £60m and £100m.

Due to its proximity to the Dartford Crossing, Lakeside Shopping Centre and the Port of Tilbury, the junction suffers from near constant congestion.

The scheme was put on hold in the 2010 spending review and re-introduced in May 2012.

Subsequently the 2012 autumn statement announced work start would be advanced to spring 2015

Work will include widening the A13 between Wennington and the A126 junction, alterations to the M25 junction, including additional lanes, improved signage and enhance signalling.

Agency procurement bosses will let the job as a design and build, NEC3/ ECC Works contract.

Programme

M25 junct 30/ A13
Contract award: Late 2014
Detailed design work completed: Late 2014
Start of construction: Early 2015
Construction completion: Late 2016/Early 2017

Firms can express an interest on the web portal by 24 February for an invitation to tender on the 7 July for the junction improvement scheme.

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