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Highways Agency to slash cost of roads projects

The Highways Agency has committed to cut the cost of major roads projects by 20 per cent.

In its business plan for 2011/12, the client says it will develop long-term delivery and procurement models that will lead to a reduction in costs and more effective risk management.

The Highways Agency named 14 schemes it aims to start in the next four years, and which it aims to carry out 20 per cent cheaper than originally estimated.

These are three projects on the M1, two each on the M25, M62 and M60, one on the M6, one on the M4, work on the A556 between Knutsford and Bowden, and schemes on the A1 and A11.

The 20 per cent figure is in line with the procurement savings on infrastructure programmes outlined by the government in last week’s Plan for Growth.

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