Galliford Try to continue work on £99m Lincoln Eastern Bypass project


Lincolnshire County Council has appointed Galliford Try, which will take over from Carillion, to deliver the £99m Lincoln Eastern Bypass project.

The firm has been appointed on a temporary basis by the council after the financial collapse of Carillion. The latest move will allow the work to progress, while the city council will search for a new long-term contractor.

Lincolnshire County Council said that it has officially ended its contract with Carillion and try to ensure that the local Carillion team can continue to work on the project, initially with Galliford Try and later with the new contractor.

Over the next few months, Galliford Try will carry out works, including highway connections to the existing road network and fencing.

Furthermore, Bam Nuttall will deliver ducting works around the perimeter of the planned Washingborough roundabout in February 2018.

The council said that both companies will be encouraged to honour the existing arrangements with sub-contractors and suppliers, however these decisions "will ultimately rest with the contractors".

Lincolnshire County Council Leader Martin Hill said: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass back on track in such a short space of time.

“We know how important this new road is to residents and businesses, and, by bringing in Galliford Try, we can ensure work is not significantly held-up by the Carillion situation.

“While Galliford Try will be keeping things moving in the immediate future, we’ll be working to find a long-term replacement. We hope to have this new company take over in the summer.”

The 7.5km A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass project has been designed to upgrade Lincoln’s infrastructure. Upon completion, the bypass will start at a new roundabout on the A15 Sleaford Road and finish at the A158 Wragby Road.

The project will include the construction of new roundabouts at Greetwell Road, Washingborough Road, Lincoln Road, Branston and the A15 Sleaford Road.

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