Jacobs has been awarded a role for Highways England’s Technical Advisor (TA) Framework. The firm will assist in the development, design and construction of capital road projects in the Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) 2, the strategy for investment in and management of the strategic road network in England.
Highways England has appointed Jacobs to Lot 4 (South West and Midlands) of the Regional Delivery Partnership TA Framework. With investments totaling more than £1 billion over the six-year framework, it is hoped that the road schemes in the framework will boost the economy and make the network safer and more reliable.
“Jacobs and Highways England have a long-established relationship and this award provides an excellent opportunity to continue assisting them in the Regional Delivery Partnership as Technical Advisor,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions UK/Europe senior vice president and general manager, Donald Morrison. “We believe we are well placed to support Highways England in achieving its Framework vision through our involvement at all stages of the project lifecycle.”
As Technical Advisor, Jacobs will work closely with the Regional Delivery Integration Partner to help Highways England create an environment that will foster project success. Jacobs’ scope under the framework includes the economic evaluation, route decision, technical assurance and supervision of capital road projects.