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Interserve wins £24m Corby Link Road contract

by Interserve Press Office | Jun 25, 2012

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has won a £24 million contract with Northamptonshire County Council to build the new A43 Corby Link Road.

The scheme, developed by the council over many years, will improve transport links between Corby and the A14, support the growth of Corby and relieve the A43 at Geddington of through-traffic. The project aims to reduce the number and severity of road accidents and provide a high quality route.

Site preparation works are under way, with the main contract due to start in July. Completion and road opening are expected in early 2014. The scheme will involve the construction of approximately 6.5km of dual carriageway and three new bridges. Where the road crosses a valley Interserve will accommodate the watercourse beneath it in a box culvert.

Extensive earthworks and piling will be required, with cuttings and embankments up to 10m deep and 8m high. Interserve will use local resources wherever possible and, in accordance with the council’s requirements to protect endangered species, will translocate bluebells and ancient hedgerows.

David Paterson, Interserve Executive Director, says, “The A43 Corby Link Road will benefit both the local community and through traffic. The project will showcase our expertise in major civil works and our commitment to delivering such extensive developments sustainably. Our major projects team will work with local suppliers to achieve this.”

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For further information please contact

Giles Scott 
Head of Corporate Communications, Interserve
0118 960 2307

Sam Turvey 
Maitland
020 7379 5151

Karen Lewis 
Edson Evers
01785 255146

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £2.3 billion and a workforce of over 50,000 people worldwide.

General website: www.interserve.com

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