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The race for the £30 million Bedford southern bypass has narrowed to two serious contenders - joint ventures between Wimpey/Amey and Kier/Hochtief, with the wise money going on the former at present.Consulting engineer Brian Colquhoun has so far sent out 'no thank you' letters to Christiani/May Gurney and Laing. This theoretically leaves two of the others - Miller and Trafalgar House - still in with a shout.But industry insiders are convinced the battle will be fought between the ...

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