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Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction works to restart under new contractor

22 January 2018

The county council has officially ended its contract with Carillion

The county council has officially ended its contract with Carillion and is pleased that Galliford Try is on-site today making the necessary arrangements for carrying on work as soon as possible.

Cllr Martin Hill on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass / Carillion liquidation

This will ensure that progress on the road continues while the council looks for a new firm to manage the project in the longer term.

Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass back on track in such a short space of time.

“We know how important this new road is to residents and businesses, and, by bringing in Galliford Try, we can ensure work is not significantly held-up by the Carillion situation. 

“While Galliford Try will be keeping things moving in the immediate future, we’ll be working to find a long-term replacement. We hope to have this new company take over in the summer.

“I want to thank all of the hard-working individuals who have turned things around so quickly in what have been very difficult circumstances.

“Thanks to them, people can rest assured that its business as usual for the city’s biggest highways project in decades.”

The council will be doing its best to ensure that the local Carillion team can continue to work on the bypass project, initially with Galliford Try and then with the new contractor. 

And it will encourage both companies to honour the existing arrangements with sub-contractors and suppliers. However, these decisions will ultimately rest with the contractors.

Some of the works Galliford Try will be carrying out over the coming months includes highway connections to the existing road network and fencing.

In addition, Bam Nuttall has agreed to take over ducting works around the perimeter of the proposed Washingborough roundabout next month.

Archaeological investigations and work on the Network Rail Spalding to Lincoln railway bridge will also continue as planned over the coming weeks.

For more information about Lincoln Eastern Bypass, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/leb.

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