Race starts for £1.3bn Stonehenge expressway

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
Share

Highways England will soon start the hunt for an early contractor involvement partner on the proposed A303 Stonehenge expressway.

The ambitious project is expected to cost anywhere between £300m and £1.3bn depending on the final route selected.

Before starting the ECI contractor bid race, Highways England plans to hold a market engagement day in Bristol on 12 October to set out proposals for taking the vast expressway project forward.

An Atkins/Arup joint venture is presently working up development options to take to public consultation and inform the preferred route announcement.

A decision on the route will be taken next summer with a development consent order application due to be submitted in summer 2018 for an April 2020 start.

The expressway project will involve improvements to the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire.

Subject to option approval, the project is likely to include construction of a twin-bored tunnel of at least 1.8 miles in length on the A303 as it passes Stonehenge, a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and junctions with the A358 and the A360.

The winning ECI contractor will initially assist with the DCO application and then move to the design, build and maintain bid phase.

Firms interested in attending the market engagement should email Simon Chohan at Highways England for further details.

Latest news

HSE restores dissolved roofing firm ahead of £160k fine

Safety body acts after contractor folds between accident and court hearing
12 hours ago

Morgan Sindall builds up cash despite 31% profit fall

Construction and Infrastructure division paying subcontractors in 27 days
19 hours ago

Hinkley site hit by “deskilling” row over electricians

Rank-and-file electricians stage first demonstrations outside EDF offices
1 day ago

French contractor lands Liverpool full-fibre hook-up

£30m Liverpool backhaul project will see 212km super-fast broadband network installed over two years
1 day ago

Go-ahead for London Broadgate twin towers

McAlpine is in line to build 37 and 22-storey towers at 2 Finsbury Avenue
2 days ago

Phoenix Brickwork rises as Irvine Whitlock falls

Specialist expanding into London and South as former big name retreats from market
21 hours ago

Graham lands M25 Essex upgrade deal worth £124m

Construction to start this spring to ease congestion at J28 with A12
2 days ago

Police called to site to stop dangerous digger driver

Court hears how live electricity cables were ripped up on demolition job
21 hours ago

Byrne Group trading resilient in face of Covid

Concrete arm looks to HS2 and roads programme to offset London high rise hiatus
21 hours ago

Vistry signs former Styles & Wood commercial boss

Nathan Astley joins Vistry Partnerships North West
21 hours ago

London lane rental charging expands to pavements

Utility firms to be charged £350 daily for works that impact pavement access
2 days ago

Brickwork firm Irvine-Whitlock to close down

Owner Hanson decides to shut one of industry's best known bricklayers
2 days ago

Mace sets ambition for £3bn revenue by 2026

Bold vision to cut emissions and close gender and ethnicity pay gap by 10% each year
2 days ago

£500m Everton stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock approved

Club must now wait for housing and communities secretary to rubber stamp 52,000 capacity stadium
3 days ago

More problem contracts to push nmcn losses to £22m

Civils contractor increases loss forecast for a third time
2 days ago

BAM bags Hythe leisure centre job in Kent

Work to start on £27m Princes Parade leisure scheme in early 2022
2 days ago

Barhale stays in black despite Covid impact

Civil engineering specialist records profit during first lockdown period
2 days ago

Bristol M&E contractor ceases trading

Priddy Engineering Services to be liquidated
3 days ago

Aberla names former Stobart FD as chairman

Energy and utility infrastructure contractor goes for growth with Ben Whawell appointment
3 days ago

Hyde is suing Mulalley for £8m over Gosport towers cladding

Housing association and Mulalley in legal battle over cladding project completed in 2008
3 days ago

Turner replaces Kier on Burnley College job

College awards £5.7m contract after retender
3 days ago

200 student flats plan for Northampton Debenhams

1950s Debenhams store to be demolished for town centre student scheme
3 days ago

Costain/Skanska JV gets ready to hand over Crossrail station

Latest video released of progress at Paddington
3 days ago

Ex-Laing O’Rourke director heads new £100m facades firm

Glazing and façade firms - Alucraft, Williaam Cox and EAG - combined under Clarison brand
4 days ago

Motorsport business park plan near Silverstone

Application goes in for spec 345,300 sq ft development in Northamptonshire
4 days ago

Vistry wins £24m Exeter partnership housing job

Tie-up with south west housing provider delivers another housing scheme
4 days ago

Plan for major net-zero scheme at former ITV London Studios

A planning application is expected to be submitted in late spring.
4 days ago

Buckingham Group wins £35m Beckton DLR depot extension

Firm bags Northern Siding package in £100m maintenance and stabling upgrade
4 days ago

Firms on alert for £1bn Midlands Highways Alliance renewal

Bidding to start in April for expanded highways and civils framework
4 days ago

Polyteck to build new London town house scheme

Developer offers something different in area dominated by apartment blocks
4 days ago

Contractor services