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Transport for London has confirmed the appointment of Morgan Sindall as preferred contractor to deliver the replacement of two bridges, in partnership with London Borough of Croydon.
Morgan Sindall will commence work in summer 2018 on the joint project, which will deliver cost and time savings. Work on the 120 year old Blackhorse Lane Bridge and nearby Addiscombe Park Bridge is expected to be completed by January next year.
The decision to replace both bridges as a joint project was made following discussions with the London Borough of Croydon. It was agreed that replacing both bridges together would help to deliver considerable cost and time savings for both TfL and the local council.
The project includes the incorporation of a cycle path on Addiscombe Park bridge, which will see the bridge widened by two metres.
Rory O’Neill, General Manager for London Trams, said: “The appointment of Morgan Sindall as the preferred contractor is an important step in replacing this 120 year old bridge which is reaching the end of its natural life. Working closely with the London Borough of Croydon has meant that we can replace both Blackhorse Lane and Addiscombe Park bridges as a joint project, helping us construct them both quicker and more cheaply. We look forward to both bridges being open to the public in January 2019.”
Councillor Stuart King, Croydon Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “These are essential works that will bring better, wider and safer bridges to serve local residents and the borough’s visitors for decades to come. TfL and Croydon Council are working as hard as possible on this complex project to get the job done as quickly as possible. We will continue to keep local residents and businesses informed throughout the process.”
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