An Inverness-based specialist civil engineering company has secured a multimillion-pound contract to assist a major road improvement in England.
Daviot Farms Limited (DFL), has been awarded the eight figure sum contract from the Highways Agency for earthworks associated with the motorway upgrade of the A1 between Leeming and Barton in Yorkshire.
The A1 is a strategically important trunk road, linking London and the south of England with the north east and Scotland. The contract will see DFL work with a Carillion Morgan Sindall joint venture over a three year period.
The upgrade will develop a 12-mile dual carriageway section into a three-lane motorway, as well as new local access roads, which will improve safety for traffic and surrounding communities.
DFL will employ up to 100 staff and operational personnel to support the contract.
DFL director Lee Thomson, said: “This new contract on a vital transport artery is testament to DFL’s growing track record for delivering successful civil engineering projects and excellent health, safety and environmental record.”