On 6 June 2019, over 100 attendees from local, regional and national businesses gathered in Lowestoft to hear how they could be involved in the supply chain for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing.
This nationally significant project will see a much-needed bridge connect the north and south of Lowestoft, if consent to build it is given later this year.
Attendees were given an update on the progress of the crossing, and details on how to register their interest to be a supplier and how they will be able to submit quotations for potential work.
Councillor Matthew Hicks, Leader of Suffolk County Council, said:
“I’m excited by the prospect that a cross-section of local businesses, whether small, medium or large, will contribute to this future landmark of the Suffolk skyline, during its construction.
“Once open, the crossing will improve travel across the town, further boost the local economy and make Lowestoft an even more attractive centre for new businesses.
The last of the hearings have now been held as part of the Planning Inspectorate’s examination period. Inspectors now have until early September to submit their report and recommendation to the Secretary of State, who will then decide whether to grant consent for construction. This decision is expected in early December 2019.
Work on the bridge has been continuing throughout the examination period. The engineering and design contract was awarded to BAM Nuttall in November 2018. The contract for the construction phase of the project will be announced later this year.
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