A130 Bypass, UK
CountyRoute, a wholly owned subsidiary of John Laing, was chosen by Essex County Council in October 1999 as their private sector partner for the new A130 bypass. John Laing’s role included raising finance and actively managing the project through construction and into operation. The asset has a 30-year concession.
First PFI road for a local authority
The A130 was the first local authority road to be built using the Private Finance Initiative (“PFI”). Built in two sections, the project consists of 14km of dual two and three-lane carriageway, a grade-separated interchange and 19 structures.