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Jacobs awarded Oxford expressway deal

Over a two-year term, Jacobs and its supply chain partners will identify corridor and route options

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The project focuses on a critical transport link in the UK's national infrastructure
The project focuses on a critical transport link in the UK's national infrastructure

Jacobs Engineering has secured a contract from Highways England to deliver “strategic solutions” for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway project, focusing on development of the corridor between the M1 and M40 motorways.

 

Highways England is the government organisation charged with operating England’s motorways and major A roads. This includes modernising and maintaining the highways – a network of around 4,300 miles.

 

The 150km expressway aims to improve connectivity across England’s economic heartland, helping to unlock strategic growth sites between the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge together with Milton Keynes’ high-tech businesses and computer sciences.

 

Over a two-year term, Jacobs and its supply chain partners will identify corridor and route options. The project scope also includes engineering assessment, stakeholder management and project management to progress the project through options development.

 

“This is undoubtedly a critical transport link in the national infrastructure to support the continued economic development of one of the most significant growth corridors in the UK,” said Bob Duff, senior vice president, Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure

 

“Having worked closely with Highways England on the first section of the proposed expressway programme, we look forward to integrating this experience with our proven transportation capabilities to deliver practical, strategic solutions.”

 

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

 

Jacobs delivers major transportation projects around the world, including projects in the UK such as Highways England’s Regional Investment Programme and Smart Motorways Programme.

 

Jacobs’ highway and traffic experts are supporting clients with a range of capabilities from transport planning and modeling, intelligent mobility, connected vehicle and environmental solutions to full project life cycle road infrastructure management.

 

 

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