Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has secured five contracts with Highways England to deliver highway design services across five separate schemes, including two on Smart Motorways.
The contracts, worth more than £25m to AECOM, are part of the Roads Investment Strategy announced in 2014 designed to deliver maintenance, improvements and upgrades to motorways and major ‘A’ roads across the country.
The contracts highlight the breadth of AECOM’s highways expertise and include a wide range of multidisciplinary services that will be delivered by a number of teams simultaneously.
Among the five contracts are two to develop the designs for the M62 junctions 10 – 12 and M6 junctions 21a – 26 smart motorway schemes. The company was appointed as part of Highways England’s latest tranche of smart motorway consultancy packages and with its sub-consultant Mouchel, will deliver operational assessments, engineering design and traffic technology services for both schemes.
AECOM will deliver a range of multidisciplinary services for the schemes, including highway, structural and geotechnical engineering, environmental and planning consultancy services including public consultation, traffic and economic forecasting and traffic technology services.
Dave Beddell, Highways Director – Europe, AECOM, said, “These latest contract wins highlight the breadth and capacity of the multidisciplinary services AECOM is able to bring to vital highway maintenance and improvement programmes. With the majority of work delivered from offices local to the project locations, our teams will work collaboratively with Highways England and our supply chain partners to provide long-term benefits for road users across the country.”
Other projects in the contract are on the A38 in Derby, on the A47 in Norfolk and asset managements for Highways England’s areas 6 and 8.