National Highways deliver foodbank move saving Bedfordshire charity £14K

Highways workers helped a food bank charity save some £14,000 when they helped it relocate to new premises including moving 1,300 crates of food. A Bedfordshire food bank has been given a new year boost after volunteers from National Highways and its local suppliers moved the charity to a new home. Bedford Food Bank has […]

Skanska is LTC Kent roads preferred bidder

National Highways has announced that Skanska has been named the preferred bidder for the Kent Roads contract on the Lower Thames Crossing project. The Lower Thames Crossing is a proposed new road connecting Kent and Essex through the UK’s longest road tunnel. It is designed to tackle congestion at the 60-year-old Dartford Crossing, make journeys […]

M42 scheme reaches 500,000 hours without a worker losing time through injury

More than 500,000 work hours have been clocked up without any of the 250-strong workforce on the M42 junction 6 improvements scheme taking time off through injury thanks to strict safety measures on site. An LTI is when someone has to take time off work as a result of a workplace incident or accident and […]

Skanska wins A46 Newark Bypass contract

National Highways has awarded Skanska the contract to upgrade a 6.6km stretch of the A46 Newark Bypass in the Midlands, including the construction of new bridge over the A1. The project will deliver a dual carriageway A46 Bypass, providing two lanes in each direction, between the Farndon and Winthorpe junctions. Skanska will now begin design […]

Skanska and GRAHAM join CLC C02nstruct Zero campaign

The Construction Leadership Council has announced that Skanska and GRAHAM are among four new companies to join its CO2nstruct Zero campaign. CO2nstruct Zero brings together businesses from across the sector to deliver the change needed to reduce carbon use in construction. It includes a roadmap for change and clear measures to show how industry is […]

Highways UK starts today

The UK’s flagship highways and transport event, Highways UK, starts today in Hall 9 & 10 at the Birmingham NEC. As well as two halls full of exhibitors including all the major tier 1 contractors, National Highways and the rest highways supply chain, there are several theatres covering a number of important subjects over the […]

M Group Services completes acquisition of Skanska UK’s highway maintenance and street lighting business

M Group Services has completed the acquisition of Skanska UK’s infrastructure services operation. M GroupServices had originally announced it had exchanged contracts for the £320m revenue businessunit from Skanska UK in December 2020. Following completion of the acquisition, a new operating business, Milestone Infrastructure Ltd.(‘Milestone’), has been formed. Milestone will operate as a standalone business […]

Skanska wins A428 dualling contract

Skanska has been awarded the A428 dualling project that will see it build a 16km dual carriageway between the Black Cat roundabout at St Neots and Caxton Gibbet. Several junction improvements will be made, including a new three-tier junction at the Black Cat roundabout allowing free flowing traffic onto the A1 and the new carriageway. […]

Skanska wins Network Rail bridge replacement project

Skanska has won a £52 million contract for the replacement of the SAS13 bridge on the Stechford to Aston (SAS) rail line, part of the new HS2 route. The existing bridge, comprising eight masonry arches and a central steelwork span, will be demolished and replaced with a single 92 metre-span steel structure. The works will […]

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