Costain awarded £150m smart motorway contract

Paul Hutton

Costain has won the M6 J21a-26 smart motorway contract from Highways England to work on the upgrade between the M62 and M58 junctions in north west England.

Under the contract Costain will design and deliver the smart motorway scheme across a 10-mile length of the M6, aiming to increase capacity and improve journey reliability on this strategic route.

The scheme will involve the installation of roadside technology and new infrastructure, 'focused on improving the driver experience'.

The contract, worth approximately £150m and awarded under the collaborative delivery framework, is expected to be completed by spring 2021.

Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie CBE said: 'This contract builds on our strong track record, working with Highways England, to apply technology-based solutions to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of the UK’s road infrastructure.' 

This article first appeared on our sister publication, SMART Highways.

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