Backlash as Stonehenge Tunnel and Lower Thames Crossing top construction pipeline | New Civil Engineer
The government has been accused of making a mockery of its own net zero carbon emissions targets by including billions of pounds worth of road contracts in its 10 year construction pipeline.
Transport campaigners have said that the government’s Build Back Better agenda is undermined by the prevalence of road schemes in the £650bn pipeline. In total, 12 road contracts worth £13.23bn are included in the pipeline.
The pipeline’s biggest four contracts by value also all relate to roads jobs. The two biggest contract opportunities are both worth £4bn. They are for the Lower Thames Crossing tunnels and approaches contract, and a National Highways “scheme delivery framework”.
The main works contract for the Stonehenge Tunnel (£2bn) and the Lower Thames Crossing Northern Link roads contract (£2bn) are also among the biggest contract opportunities included in the pipeline.