Taylor Woodrow has been awarded a £328m contract by Highways England to upgrade the A358 in the South West.
Nine miles of road will be upgraded to dual carriageway between the Southfields roundabout on the A303 and the M5 in Somerset. Taylor Woodrow has been carrying out ground investigations and environmental surveys for the scheme alongside Arup and Ramboll. The project will now go through statutory consultation ahead of a development consent order application being submitted.
Taylor Woodrow was first awarded the job in November last year, ahead of the final value of the contract being agreed.
Highways England programme leader for the A358 Andrew Alcorn said: “Taylor Woodrow has an extensive track record working with Highways England and delivering large scale infrastructure projects, so we are confident they will deliver a scheme that will support economic growth, improve traffic flows at peak times and make the road safer.”
The A358 upgrade is part of a wider plan to increase road capacity in the South West, which includes the construction of the A303 Stonehenge tunnel. The project received a development consent order approval last year. Widening of the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester in Somerset was also approved last year by the transport secretary.
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Taylor Woodrow wins £328m deal to upgrade A358 – David Price – 2021-04-07 13:16:40