Roads Minister visits Carillion M6 Smart Motorway contract
Carillion hosted a visit by Roads Minister Robert Goodwill to its M6 J5-8 smart motorway contract in Birmingham this week.
15th November 2013
Mr Goodwill was updated on the progress of the project,
which when completed in Spring 2014, will help to relieve
congestion by using technology to vary speed limits, as well as
allow the hard shoulder to be used as a running lane to create
He also spoke to Carillion
who have worked on the project as part of
their training, gaining, valuable experience and skills.
Whilst in Birmingham, Mr Goodwill announced that over 9,500
be supported in 2014 by more than £1.9 billion of investment in
The total investment in 209 schemes is £4.3 billion, £1.9 billion
of which will be spent in 2014 alone - more than twice the amount
spent in 2013.
Earlier this month, during a visit to Carillion's head office in
Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Carillion has been
awarded another motorway contract
. £70 million
contract to transform another section of the M6 into a smart
The Highways Agency awarded Carillion the £70 million contract to
transform a further section of the M6 in the West Midlands, between
Junctions 10A and 13, into a smart motorway. Advanced enabling
works started in September 2013 and the main contract works will
follow immediately, with completion scheduled for Spring
is a leading integrated support services company with a
substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership
projects and extensive construction capabilities.
The Group had annual revenue in 2012 of some £4.4 billion, employs
around 40,000 people and operates across the UK, in the
Middle East and Canada.
The Group has four business segments:
Support services - this
services, energy services, rail services, road maintenance, utility services and
Public Private Partnership (PPP)
projects - this includes our investing activities in
PPP projects in our chosen sectors of defence, health, education, transport, secure, energy services and
other Government accommodation.
construction services - this includes our building and
engineering activities in the Middle East.
Construction services (excluding the
Middle East) - this includes our building, civil
engineering and developments activities in the UK and our construction activities in