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Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Osborne completes Work Early for Customers

Osborne has carried out work to renumber and resign over 277 signs on a 21 mile stretch of the A12 as the A47 on behalf of Highways England.

The signage was part of recent work which saw the A12 between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft become a part of the A47. This ensures that the A47 is a continuous trunk road from Peterborough to Lowestoft, while the A12 is a continuous trunk road between Ipswich and London.

Osborne started this signage work in mid-January and was completed on 1st March, nearly ten days earlier than planned.

Most of the affected signage has had patches stuck on detailing that the road is now the A47 rather than A12, while signage that needed replacing now displays the new road name.

This has delivered on one of the commitments in the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, which will see a record £15 billion invested in England’s motorways and trunk roads, with £3 billion of that in the East of England.

Aran Nugent, Service Delivery Team Leader for Highways England said:
“We would like to thank Osborne for delivering this scheme for us. You have worked effectively to meet our tight deadlines, including pricing it quickly, working with our designer and being flexible in delivery when we encountered problems during construction.”

Paul Brown, Project Manager at Osborne said:
“It was challenging to work across two counties, Suffolk and Norfolk but pleasing to complete these works ahead of schedule for our customers. Collaborative working with our supply chain partners, Morelock Signs and TMO Traffic Management made this possible for our customers and in turn their customers.”

Recently, Osborne won the award of the Connect Plus Life-cycle framework for the M25, putting them firmly on the Highways map.
The framework has a potential value of up to £120m and could run for up to 12 years in duration at around £10m per annum. Osborne will be carrying out planned works on one of the busiest road networks in Europe, maintaining and upgrading assets on the 440km of the M25 motorway and associated arterial link roads around London.

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