Keltbray has secured the US$20 million contract to deliver the structures for the Costain/Jacobs partnership on behalf of Highways England.

The A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross scheme encompasses the construction of a new 14km dual carriageway alongside the existing route, including 14 bridges in a variety of structural forms.

Keltbray will support the Costain/Jacobs partnership in developing and delivering engineering-led bridges. It will maximise the use of modularisation and modern methods of construction with the aim of achieving greater 'buildability' and quality within the overall schedule.

The scheme has a very short lead-time to commencement, with main construction works starting this month and expected to run until mid-2023.

Tim Bowen, managing director - strategic development at Keltbray and programme leader for the A30 contract, said: “Keltbray’s highly collaborative approach to design and delivery will be instrumental in upgrading one of the UK’s most congested road networks. The application of digital engineering, modular construction and modern self-delivery methods will bring greater control to this complex scheme, while also supporting economic growth and providing significant social benefits for the local area.”

Keltbray chief executive officer Darren James said: “We are delighted to have secured our first major contract delivering the structures on this strategically important Highways England scheme, as a trusted delivery partner to Costain/Jacobs. This project marks an important milestone in the delivery of our strategy to redefine the way sustainable development is delivered, where we foresee strong demand for Keltbray’s integrated capabilities in adjacent infrastructure sectors like highways.”