Swindon highways contract up for grabs

15/08/2013
Highways Reporters

Swindon Borough Council is inviting contractors to bid for a highways and flood prevention contract worth up to £6.8 million.

The work includes construction, foundation and surface works for highways.

It will also involve the installation of road signs and road signals, flood-prevention works, ground-drainage work and drainage construction works.

Swindon's growth and the subsequent strains on its transport and drainage networks require a scheme aimed at reducing the flow of traffic levels flowing through the town centre. The improvement of a number of junctions along the Great Western Way are to be implemented, the first of which, Bruce Street Bridges and Newcombe Drive, are to be progressed as a priority. Works to Bruce Street Bridges and Newcombe Drive include realignment of carriageways and footways to improve traffic flow and traffic capacity.

At the same time, three major flood risk assessment programmes have all identified the catchment areas associated with Rodbourne Lagoons, as an area of high flood risk. Rodbourne Flood Alleviation works include underground flood storage to be aligned with existing infrastructure at seven strategic locations.

The construction of the Rodbourne Flood Alleviation scheme and Newcombe Drive is scheduled to commence in April 2014, with Bruce Street Bridges scheduled to commence in July 2014.

The contract is expected to begin from March next year for a period of 16 months.

Contracting authority:

Swindon Borough Council

Civic Offices, Euclid Street

For the attention of: Zoe Moore

SN1 2JH Swindon

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1793463415

Email: zmoore@swindon.gov.uk

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