Balfour Beatty has secured a £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) contract from National Highways to design and deliver a package of new highways and bridges for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing project in England.
The Lower Thames Crossing will create a new connection under the River Thames to increase capacity and ease congestion in the South of England.
Balfour Beatty will design and deliver more than 10 miles of new highways, connecting the M25 at Junction 29 and the A13 with the Lower Thames Crossing tunnel at Tilbury, Essex, under the “Roads North of the Thames” package of works. The company also will deliver 49 structures, including bridges and major viaducts. Completion is expected between 2029 and 2030.
“The Lower Thames Crossing is a significant scheme — one that will stimulate local, regional and national economic growth, create employment opportunities and new, sustainable methods of construction for the future of our industry,” said Leo Quinn, g