Carillion wins UK M6 managed motorway contract

Carillion has been awarded a US$16 million contract to transform another section of the UK’s M6 in Birmingham, between Junctions 5 and 8, into a managed motorway.
Highway & Network Management / March 22, 2012
2435 Carillion has been awarded a US$16 million contract to transform another section of the UK’s M6 in Birmingham, between Junctions 5 and 8, into a managed motorway.

Managed motorways use a range of innovative technology combined with new operating procedures to actively control traffic flow. This includes variable mandatory speed limits and opening up the hard shoulder to traffic to reduce congestion and improve journey times and safety.

Carillion is one of the 1441 UK Highways Agency’s four delivery partners for the managed motorway national framework and this award strengthens the company’s position as a leading provider of managed motorway upgrades and follows the successful delivery of two previous phases of the managed motorway programme around Birmingham.

Advance works for the contract are due to start at the end of January 2012 and the main works by June 2012 with contract completion scheduled for 2014-15.
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