Contract for construction of Melton Mowbray distributor road in Leicestershire awarded

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A contract has been awarded for the construction of the new northeast Melton Mowbray distributor road in Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. The contract was awarded to Galliford Try by Leicestershire County Council.

The project received its official green light in March. This was after the council received £49.5 million from the Department for Transport for the project. The total project cost is £115m. This is the value that industry data gatherers erroneously attributed to Galliford Try’s orders for that month.

According to sources, the contractor has officially stated that the amount of its primary construction contract is £85 million.

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Development of the Melton Mowbray distributor road in Leicestershire

Between the A606 Nottingham Road at the western side of Melton Mowbray and the A606 Burton Road in the south, Galliford Try will construct a 7.1 km single-lane road, traversing Scalford Road, Melton Spinney Road, A607 Thorpe Road, and B676 Saxby Road to Burton Road. The plan will offer crossings over the railway line and the River Eye. It will also create additional intersections with the radials along its path.

Galliford Try‘s Bill Hocking, Chief Executive, stated: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Leicestershire on another significant roads scheme. Our Sustainable Growth Strategy is built on collaborative working partnerships with central and local government and our frameworks. As a result, this project is further proof of the success of that approach.”

The Managing Director for Galliford Try’s Highways business, David Lowery,  stated: “Our recent successes in the Local Authority market are complementing our already strong position on national frameworks, and pointing to a bright future ahead. We are eager to collaborate with all of our stakeholders in order to realize our full business potential. Thus, we will contribute to building the top-notch infrastructure that is necessary for communities around the nation.