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Three joint ventures feature in the line-up for the long-awaited Bedford southern bypass, now reduced in value to £30 million from its starting price of £50 million.Firms bidding for the Dep

The Christiani/May Gurney configuration is particularly interesting as the two firms have never worked in tandem before.The inclusion of East Anglian contractor May Gurney and the unusual pairing of Oxfordshire-based Amey seems to confirm a DoT trend of giving more regional - as opposed to national - firms a chance in local projects.The DoT originally estimated the Bedford bypass at £20 million more than its current value, leading some within the industry to believe that the department ...

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