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Skanska wins £450M Kent roads contract on Lower Thames Crossing


National Highways has named Skanska as its preferred bidder for the £450M Kent Roads contract for its Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) scheme.

The contract includes 6km of new road, construction of one of Europe’s largest green bridges and a new public park in Gravesham. Skanska beat Costain, Kier Eiffage JV (comprising…

UK underwrites £373M upgrades to Zanzibar’s road network and airport


The UK government has enabled a financing package of €422M (£373M) for infrastructure projects across Zanzibar, Tanzania that will be driven by UK exporters.

The financing was underwritten by UK Export Finance (UKEF), the government’s export credit agency. The package will enable a historic upgrade of Pemba Airport – the smaller…

First ever 3D-printed concrete headwall trialled on A30 upgrade scheme


Costain and National Highways have created a 3D-printed concrete headwall to be trialled as part of the construction process of the A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade in Cornwall.

Headwalls are retaining walls built at the inlet or outlet of drainage or culvert pipes, and are installed to reduce any erosion…

Landslip affected road in Wales won’t be fixed until 2026


The landslip affected A469 in south east Wales that has been reduced to single lane traffic since 2020 will be under construction until 2026 at a projected cost of £15.8M.

The projected date is 12 years after the A469 near Troedrhiwfuwch was first beset by landslip and ground movement problems and…

A303 Stonehenge Tunnel given planning approval


Transport secretary Mark Harper has granted the development consent order (DCO) for National Highways’ A303 Stonehenge tunnel (Amesbury to Berwick Down) scheme.

The scheme will see the construction of a new 12.8km dual carriageway to replace the existing A303 in this section. It will include a new 3.3km tunnel that will…