Contractors chosen for £240m M25 contracts

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Osborne and Jackson Civil Engineering have secured deals worth up to £120m each to carry out civils works on the M25, Construction News can reveal.

The two companies have had their contracts to carry out maintenance and upgrades across the London orbital motorway renewed by M25 operator and maintainer Connect Plus.

Made up of Balfour Beatty, Edge Orbital Holdings and Egis Projects, the Connect Plus consortium has a 30-year design, build and finance contract to operate and maintain the 440 km M25 network for Highways England.

The contracts awarded to Osborne and Jackson Civil Engineering are understood to be worth up to £10m a year to each contractor. They will initially last for six years, with an option to extend them for another six.

The scope of works will include: concrete bay replacements; bridge deck waterproofing; expansion joint renewals; bearing replacements and repairs; bridge strengthening; structural steel corrosion protection; and specialist tunnel repairs and improvements…