ITS (UK) member Jacobs has been awarded a six-year contract by Highways England, working as a partner with fellow member Costain to deliver Highways England’s regional delivery partnership framework.
This new framework will be a cornerstone of Highways England’s strategy to improve safety, increase capacity and deliver efficient and effective work to ultimately improve the user experience across its national road network.
Jacobs, working as a partner with Costain, has secured work in both the North and East regions. The scope of work includes development, design and construction of capital road projects that form part of the Regional Investment Programme during Road Period 1 (2015-2020) and Road Period 2 (2020-2025). Jacobs brings strong regional relationships, leading design and planning capability and experience in both the North and East regions.
“We look forward to building on our work with Highways England and to support its ambition to create a modern strategic road network that supports a modern Britain,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison. “Our strategic relationship with Costain continues to strengthen and we welcome the opportunity to deliver regional needs as part of a regional delivery partnership.”
Highways England is the government organisation charged with planning, improving, managing, operating and maintaining England’s Strategic Road Network; over 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads connecting the country and driving economic growth.
Around the world, Jacobs delivers major transportation projects as part of integrated infrastructure solutions that encompass transport planning and modelling, environmental solutions, intelligent mobility, connected vehicle and other emerging technology to full project life cycle transport infrastructure management. In the U.K., Jacobs supports Highways England’s National Infrastructure and Regional Investment Programs and its Smart Motorways Programme, as well as programs for Transport Scotland and the Welsh Government.