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Birse is emerging as hot favourite for the A16/A17 road scheme in Lincolnshire with a price of £22-£24 million.One contender for the project condemned the price as 'ridiculous'.Another contestant said: 'If that figure is correct, Birse is welcome to the job.'It is understood that consulting engineer Mott MacDonald is nearing the end of its tender evaluation period and that bidders for the scheme should know the outcome next week.The Department of Transport says it aims to ...

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