Smart infrastructure solutions company and ITS (UK) member Costain has won the M6 J21a-26 smart motorway contract from fellow members Highways England to work on the upgrade between the M62 and M58 junctions in northwest England.
Under the contract Costain will design and deliver the smart motorway scheme across a ten mile length to increase capacity and improve journey reliability on this strategic highway.
The scheme will involve the installation of road-side technology and new infrastructure “focused on improving the driver experience”.
The contract, worth approximately £150m and awarded under the collaborative delivery framework, is expected to be completed by Spring 2021.
Andrew Wyllie CBE, chief executive commented, “This contract builds on our strong track record, working with Highways England, to apply technology-based solutions to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of the UK’s road infrastructure.”