Road works for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty subsidiary, Connect CNDR has been appointed preferred bidder for the Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR) PPP road concession by Cumbria County Council.

The contract, which is worth £150m, will run for 30 years.

The design and construction of the new road will be undertaken by Birse Civils, which is also a wholly owned Balfour Beatty subsidiary.

The concession will comprise the construction of an 8.25km two-way single carriageway road from the M6 Junction 44 to the A595 south west of Carlisle and the management, operation and on-going investment in approximately 150km of other existing roads in Cumbria.

‘We are extremely pleased to be appointed preferred bidder for this important piece of infrastructure which will take traffic away from Carlisle town centre and greatly improve traffic flows around the town and its environs,’ said Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty chief executive.