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Further road plan axed

29th August 1996
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Keywords : Tendering, Procurement

• Road experts are questioning the Government's road building programme after the cancellation of a 110m project just days before tenders were due to be submitted.

The late cancellation of planned junction improvements at Gypsy Corner and Western Circus on the A40 in west London cuts the number of new schemes due to be started this year to only five.

It has left construction companies. which spent 1:3m tendering for the work, demanding compensation. The British

Federation's deputy direc:, Paul Everitt says work may b, delayed for another three years_

"It's an example (it Government mismanagement and makes us think there cool(' be even more cuts in the road, budget," says Everitt.

The Highways Agency say, the move was forced on then; because funds allocated to tla A40 improvements are ni, longer available. It is now like17. the project will be resurrecieo. under the Private Finance Initiative.


People: Paul Everitt
Locations: London

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