Morgan Est awarded £62.5m contract to build new A1073

Morgan Sindall’s infrastructure services business Morgan Est been awarded a £62.5 million contract to deliver the new A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement Scheme by Lincolnshire County Council.

The new route, which will join the A16 south of Spalding and see the A47 at Eye reclassified as the A16, will help to ease congestion as well as providing an important strategic link to the East of England.

Lincolnshire County Council has developed the scheme with a funding contribution from Peterborough City Council. The project is being let as an Early Contractor Involvement scheme under the Lincolnshire Major Projects Framework agreement with Morgan Est.

Work will include constructing a 22km parallel stretch of new single carriageway road that will bypass a number of local communities previously affected by traffic and will also see junction improvements, landscaping and environmental mitigation works, whilst maintaining the existing drainage network along the route.

The construction work which will begin in April, will also involve a 70 metre span, bow-stringed arch bridge over the historical Roman watercourse at Car Dyke and a dual carriageway link to the A15 at the southern end of the project.

Work is expected to be completed in 2010.