In the last quarter, infrastructure solutions company Costain has secured a range of new UK highway contracts worth a total of more than £150m ($102.4m).

The various contracts include consultancy, digital technology solutions, programme management and complex project delivery.

Costain CEO Alex Vaughan said: “We’re at the forefront of this exciting sector, helping our clients shape the UK transportation landscape.

“An increasing number of companies are looking for consultancy and digital technology expertise, alongside complex programme capabilities, in the delivery of vital projects to support our highways network.

“Through our integrated service mix we can provide a full value proposition to deliver much-needed capacity and resilience enhancements across the UK’s road network.”

Costain most recently secured a contract from Lancashire County Council for the Preston Western Distributor Road Project, which includes the new East-West Link Road and Cottam Link Road.

Under the contract, Costain will support the improvement of the road network’s capacity and connectivity. It also aims to boost connections to residential locations by improving cycle and pedestrian route access.

The firm secured this contract following its collaboration with Lancashire County Council during Early Contractor Involvement, where it provided consultancy expertise to advance the scheme through planning, design, development and budget development phases.

The project commenced this month and is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Costain recently received a contract from Highways England for the installation of enhanced highways technology within three southeast areas.

This technology will help manage traffic on the trunk road and motorway network, aiming to increase safety and relieve congestion.