United Kingdom-Exeter: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.devon.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk
Section II: Object
CP1629-18 North Devon Link Road
Devon County Council wish to appoint a Contractor to undertake the design and build road scheme on the A361 North Devon Link Road. The scheme extends between Portmore Roundabout (outskirts of Barnstaple) and Filleigh Cutting (approximately 3 miles north of South Molton), also incorporating Hacche Lane and Borner’s Bridge junctions (UK Ordnance Survey grid ref 259013,131859)
The road currently carries 2 lanes of traffic with T-junctions at Landkey and Hacche Lane and staggered crossroads at West Buckland and Borner’s Bridge. A number of structures are also included within the site. The scheme comprises widening of pavement and structures to include sections of 2+1 carriageway, junction improvements at Landkey, West Buckland, Hacche Lane and Borner’s Bridge. Areas where no widening is proposed will include upgrades to the existing pavement and vehicle restraint systems.
The successful Contractor must be on site and works begun prior to the end of November 2020.
The scheme extends between Portmore Roundabout and Filleigh Cutting, on the A361 North Devon Link Road also incorporating Hacche Lane and Borner’s Bridge junctions (UK Ordnance Survey grid ref 259013,131859)
The road currently carries 2 lanes of traffic with T-junctions at Landkey and Hacche Lane and staggered crossroads at West Buckland and Borner’s Bridge. A number of structures are also included within the site. The scheme comprises widening of pavement and structures to include sections of 2+1 carriageway, junction improvements at Landkey, West Buckland, Hacche Lane and Borner’s Bridge. Areas where no widening is proposed will include upgrades to the existing pavement and Vehicle Restraint Systems.. A comprehensive list of the structures within the site is included in the contract documentation.
The scheme includes but is not limited to:
— a grade separated junction at West Buckland,
— new roundabout at Borner’s Bridge and Landkey,
— new footbridges at Portmore and Landkey,
— widening of the carriageway and associated structures,
— upgrades to existing road and structures,
— average speed cameras,
— ecological works,
— widening of the highway earthworks,
— new carriageway drainage,
— existing services diversions,
— road restraint systems and parapets,
— standard traffic signs,
— highway landscaping’s.
The maximum allowable duration for the works is 36 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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