Hunt starts for subcontractors for £1.3bn A66 road job


A66 road job

The contractor is heading the procurement for the delivery joint venture, which includes Kier and Keltbray which will deliver different sections of the route.


The firms are to work under an enterprise-wide collaborative working agreement to dual the remaining 18-mile single carriageway sections of the road and key junctions between M6 Junction 40 (Penrith) and the A1 at Scotch Corner improved.


The packages up for bid cover an estimated £340m of work.


Key packages include


  • Earthworks £147m
  • Pavements £116m
  • Steel structures £42m
  • Traffic management £34m


Bids need to be in by 6 November with a contract start date of 29 January.


Balfour Beatty is looking for firms with strong track records and will use the Build UK Common Assessment Criteria (CAS) to ensure business competence.


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