International support services and construction group Interserve has scored a major contract with Northamptonshire County Council to build the new A43 Corby Link Road.
The £24m deal is due to start in July, although site preparation works are already under way. Interserve will build around 6.5km of dual carriageway and three new bridges, with completion expected in early 2014.
The project, which has already been under development by the council for a number of years, will improve transport links between Corby and the A14, support the growth of Corby and relieve the 43 at Geddington of through-traffic.
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David Paterson, Interserve's Executive Director, said: "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."
The firm added: "Extensive earthworks and piling will be required, with cuttings and embankments up to 10m deep and 8.0m 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."
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