ITS (UK) Executive Member WSP has been appointed through fellow member Highways England’s Specialist, Professional and Technical Services (SPaTS) Framework Contract on ten existing highway-related Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) projects.
Running to December 2020, WSP will provide technical support to Highways England in managing their day-to-day business for ten existing projects, collectively covering over 10% of the strategic road network in England.
The DBFO projects include:
A1(M) Alconbury to Peterborough
M1-A1 Lofthouse to Bramham Link Road
A417/A419 Swindon to Gloucester
A69 Carlisle to Newcastle
A19/A168 Dishforth to Tyne Tunnel
A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis
A50/A564 Stoke to Derby Link
M40 Denham to Warwick
A1 Darrington to Dishforth
A249 Stockbury to Sheerness
The scope of work being undertaken by WSP will include: assessing the contractual impact of new schemes on the existing DBFO contracts, providing technical assessment of remedial works on the A19 Tees Viaduct and the verification of traffic flows and lane closures.
John Stock, Project Director at WSP, explains: “This is a very significant win for WSP and we are thrilled that the experience and knowledge of our Highways team has been recognised by Highways England.”