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Costain Wins ECI Contract For Lancashire County Council

24 May 2010

Costain announces that it has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract by Lancashire County Council (LCC) to develop and construct a major road decongestion and regeneration scheme.

The scheme will link the A589 Morecambe Road near Torrisholme to a fully remodelled junction 34 on the M6 motorway near Halton.  The total cost of the scheme is £139m.

The contract includes supporting LCC in taking the scheme through the statutory process, including a Public Inquiry, together with developing the design and construction of the scheme.

The route is a 4.8km long two-lane dual carriageway. Around 20 major structures will need to be built including bridges over the West Coast Mainline railway, Lancaster Canal and the River Lune.

Commenting on the contract award, Andrew Wyllie, Chief Executive of Costain, said:

"We are delighted to have been awarded this ECI contract which further underlines our position as a market leader in the construction and maintenance of highways in the UK."