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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the contract to Costain-Skanska JV for the A14 Ellington and Fen Ditton scheme was let for. (186495)

[holding answer 18 February 2008]: Costain-Skanska JV have been awarded an early contractor involvement (ECI) contract to design the whole of the proposed A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton improvement. Subject to statutory procedures and the meeting of performance levels stated in the contract, Costain-Skanska JV will construct the Fen Drayton to Histon section of the scheme. The contract value for this section is £314.5 million.

The construction of the Ellington to Fen Drayton and Histon to Fen Ditton sections of the scheme will be subject to separate tendering and contract award procedures upon completion of the statutory processes.