Costain wins £6m Transport for London contract to revamp A40 Westway

Costain has won a Transport for London (TfL) contract to carry out the £6 million upgrade of London’s A40 Westway.

Having already contributed to the first stage of the project, the Crossrail engineer will undertake investigation works and plan the refurbishment of the dual carriageway and the Marylebone flyover.

The construction firm will carry out a number of investigations on the 21 structures along the 4.6km of the route that runs through Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of Westminster.

The investigations will assess the condition of key parts of the existing structures and identify the potential scope for future refurbishment work.

The engineering firm’s work on the transport link, which is used by more than 96,000 vehicles each day, will start in the summer and take around 10 months to complete.

Marcus Hollan, project manager at Costain, said: “The A40 Westway is a vital transport link for Londoners. Tens of thousands of people use it every day to get to work, take their children to school or make deliveries. We are looking forward to working with TfL to help them improve the journey for people travelling in and out of London.

“This refurbishment will ensure that the Westway continues to keep Londoners moving in the decades to come. We will bring our strong technical knowledge and experience of the project so far to bear in assessing the feasibility of this refurbishment and planning out exactly how best to achieve it.”

Dana Skelley, TfL’s director of asset management, said: “We are pleased to be working with Costain on this important and complex civil engineering project. It is a key part of the Westway’s ongoing maintenance.”

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