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Team awarded contract for first stage of Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing

Lake Lothing Third Crossing - News - MLM

MLM Group is part of the team working with civil engineering contractor, BAM Nuttall, for the first stage of completing Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing.

MLM will be working with the design team, with a focus on upgrading and reshaping the highways and drainage infrastructure works to connect the existing highway network to the new bridge.

The overall project will see the creation of a third road crossing over Lake Lothing, which divides the north and south of Lowestoft. It is estimated to cost £91.7m, with approximately £73m coming from the Department for Transport.

The Lake Lothing Third Crossing project aims to save journey times, reduce travel costs, improve business productivity and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. It aspires to open up opportunities for regeneration and development in the town.

The contract for the first stage of the project is to finalise the design of the crossing, ready for building. It was awarded following a competitive tender process by Suffolk County Council. The award for the construction stage of the contract is scheduled to be announced in autumn 2019.

Steve Cox, Director and Head of Civil Engineering at MLM explains:

“MLM are delighted to be working with BAM Nuttall, Arup and the team on this important regional infrastructure project. We are using our expertise in design of highways and infrastructure, our collaborative approach, and our strong regional presence to help deliver a high-quality design.”

Steve Oliver, Chairman at MLM comments:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our regional business and local people to be part of this vital infrastructure to support the Strategic Economic Plan for The East.”

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