Osborne wins £18m dual carriageway contract

Highways Reporters

Osborne will build a new dual carriageway on behalf of Liverpool City Council after being awarded a contract worth £18 million.

Work to widen the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road) will begin in April. Upgrading the route, which handles traffic between Sefton and Liverpool along the northern docks, also forms part of a major regeneration drive.

Expected to finish by Spring 2019, the works are part of Liverpool City Council’s wider £250m Better Roads programme to improve the city’s road infrastructure and will be complemented by the creation of a new £20m waterfront link road at the city centre end of the A565.

John Dowsett, managing director for 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.”

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s cabinet member locality services, added: “This is just the start of a very exciting project which will enhance the main route into Liverpool from south Sefton.

“This stretch of road is extremely busy and by making it all dual carriageway, it will enable greater access in and out of Sefton for all vehicles.”
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