£100m Lancashire highways job up for grabs

Posted on 25 August 2021

​A £100m job to reconfigure junctions and carry out other work on the M6 motorway in Lancashire is up for grabs.

The role, advertised by Lancashire County Council, is to act as a design consultant initially and then work as the main construction contractor.

Work will include relocating north-facing slip roads on junction 33 of the motorway northwards by 2 km. This will then also link up to the principal highway network to create a bypass for the village of Galgate.

The link between the two parts of the motorway will also need to be built, alongside a new 300-metre underpass under the West Coast Main Line railway, connecting to the Bailrigg Garden Village site. On top of that, the contractor will work on a new 2 km spine road through the site in Bailrigg, and a link between the spine road and the A588 via a new canal bridge.

The contract starts in November and will run for just under six years.

It is part of the council’s £261.2m Lancaster South Growth Catalyst programme, which includes investment in the roads, new schools and health provision. The local authority said in March the programme would “address existing transport constraints and unlock significant development opportunities” across the county.

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