Interserve Contract win
INTERSERVE WINS Â£24m CORBY LINK ROAD CONTRACT
Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has won
a £24 million contract with Northamptonshire County Council to build the new
A43 Corby Link Road.
The scheme, developed by the council over many years, will improve transport
links between Corby and the A14, support the growth of Corby and relieve the
A43 at Geddington of through-traffic. The project aims to reduce the number and
severity of road accidents and provide a high quality route.
Site preparation works are under way, with the main contract due to start in
July. Completion and road opening are expected in early 2014. The scheme will
involve the construction of approximately 6.5km of dual carriageway and three
new bridges. Where the road crosses a valley Interserve will accommodate the
watercourse beneath it in a box culvert.
Extensive earthworks and piling will be required, with cuttings and embankments
up to 10m deep and 8m high. Interserve will use local resources wherever
possible and, in accordance with the council's requirements to protect
endangered species, will translocate bluebells and ancient hedgerows.
David Paterson, Interserve Executive Director, says, "The A43 Corby Link Road
will benefit both the local community and through traffic. The project will
showcase our expertise in major civil works and our commitment to delivering
such extensive developments sustainably. Our major projects team will work with
local suppliers to achieve this."