Morgan Est joint venture wins £336m M1 widening scheme

Morgan Est, part of Morgan Sindall, the construction group, and joint venture partners Vinci Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine have been awarded a £336 million contract by the Highways Agency to widen the M1 motorway.

The project, which is worth up to £90 million to Morgan Est, will involve constructing a new inside lane and hard shoulder along approximately 23km of the M1, starting at junction 25 and finishing at junction 28. The works will also include the relocation of drainage networks, signs and lighting, central reserve works and, where necessary, alterations to 45 bridge structures.

The project starts in March 2007 and is due to be completed in 2009.