HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Highways England has awarded GRAHAM four major road improvements.
Improvements to four major roads in the East of England are underway after Highways England awarded GRAHAM two major packages covering the A47, A11, A1 and A12.
The £19m contract, which consists of multiple key safety improvements, surfacing, structures and technology schemes, will significantly improve the road user experience and journey times for the hundreds of thousands of people who use routes. The projects extend from Peterborough to Norwich, through to Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth.
The packages are part of a collaborative delivery framework (CDF), which groups projects dependent on the area of completion. The team from GRAHAM is already engaging with local stakeholder groups and the community to establish strong and effective relationships and to maintain clear lines of communication with road users.
On top of this, GRAHAM has recruited significant numbers of local people to work on the project. This ensures that everyone from top to bottom and across the team has full knowledge of the local landscape and that they are familiar with the roads and surrounding areas on which the projects are being undertaken and completed.
Dave Brown, Highways Director for GRAHAM, said: “We are delighted to be working with Highways England on this prestigious contract, it is really encouraging to see that our long-standing and collaborative relationship continues to grow stronger.
“We look forward to working in partnership with the CDF community to ensure that the project is completed safely and to the highest possible standards.
“As well as this, we make sure that the local community and stakeholders are fully engaged before, during and after the works – strong and effective communication is one of our core values and an approach that we maintain throughout all of the civil engineering projects we undertake.
“The community is an important part of this project – reflected through the team involved in completing the works, who have a greater understanding of the local roads and the improvements this work will make to local and long-distance travellers.”
Most of the work will be completed overnight to ensure minimal impact on road users and to reduce traffic congestion as much as possible.
The works in the East of England are the latest significant contract award for GRAHAM’s growing civil engineering division.