Transport for London (TfL) has awarded construction engineer Costain a design-and-build contract for the second phase of the A40 Westway improvement project in London, UK.

The project will see the improvement of safety and quality of consumer travel between Wood Lane and Marylebone Flyover. The stretch of road is used by approximately 96,000 vehicles daily.

The scope of the project involves the replacement of six cantilever expansion joints, as well as adding additional measures to safeguard parapets in high-risk locations, and resurfacing and concrete repairs on a roughly 2km stretch of road.

Costain Integrated Transport director Andy Clarke said: “This vital programme of upgrades will extend the life of critical infrastructure which keeps people and goods moving across the capital [London] day in, day out.

“Not only did the A40 remain open to the public throughout the works, but the project was completed five weeks early and under budget. This is the yardstick against which we’ll measure our success on this project.”

Project finalisation is expected by early 2025.

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Last year, Costain concluded the first phase of this project. Phase one included the replacement of an operationally essential roller shutter expansion joint.

TfL Capital Delivery director Mike Hardaker said: “The A40 is one of the busiest roads on our network and this next phase of work will allow us to replace joints along the road, ensuring the road can continue to run safely and reliably for years to come.

“We’ll continue to work closely with Costain to minimise disruption to people using the road and living in the area while this vital work takes place.”