Improving highways, connecting communities

Highways and major roads are essential to our daily life. That’s why we’re proud to bring our expertise to work on the UK road network – helping to bring people and communities together and support economic growth.

M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme
1 of 4 M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme
A14 Improvement Scheme
2 of 4 A14 Improvement Scheme
A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement Scheme
3 of 4 A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvement Scheme
M1 junctions 19
4 of 4 M1 junctions 19

At Skanska, our track record in highways infrastructure is one to be proud of and we place enormous value on our history of consistent delivery. We’ve been successfully building and upgrading motorways and major roads up and down the country for decades. Whether it’s building a whole new section of road, a complex junction improvement, local network improvements or foot, road or rail bridges, our teams can be relied on to deliver.

We focus on delivering on time and on budget, time and again, while continually looking to develop solutions that help to raise industry standards.

Being better – together

For us, exceeding our customers’ expectations is the norm.

We know we achieve more when we work together – cutting costs, cutting carbon, improving safety and delivering quickly and efficiently.

It’s why we are committed to encouraging new ideas and diversity of thinking. One of the ways we do that is by creating inclusive work environments where everyone can be themselves. Another is by bringing our customers, partners, supply chain and community together, with a shared vision and drive for delivering agreed outcomes.

From day one to successful handover, our collaborative teams tackle every challenge with a constant focus on ensuring the final asset is safe, durable and completed efficiently. We put ourselves in our customers’ shoes, taking care of every pound that’s spent and ensuring we design with the future in mind.

We know that what we deliver today impacts society for generations, so we are constantly trialling and developing industry leading materials and methods that reduce carbon and improve biodiversity.

Caring about communities

With a commitment to social value, major infrastructure projects can be a perfect platform for delivering much wider benefits to local people, economies and communities.

For us at Skanska, that’s more than a commitment. Contributing to society sits at the heart of our ethos and it begins with delivering opportunity and value in the neighbourhoods around our projects.

Through our social value programmes, our site teams become part of the community supporting local projects. For every project the activities are different because they are always driven by what the community tells us they need. Examples range from creating excitement in local schools and colleges around STEM subjects and construction careers, to creating new public gardens or championing local causes.

Our education, training and employment programmes have already helped hundreds of previously vulnerable or unemployed people to find rewarding careers in construction – helping to improve their life chances.

What every Skanska project and social value initiative shares is our determination to leave a positive and lasting legacy.

Our projects

Live projects currently include the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet the M42 junction 6 and the A46 Newark Bypass schemes for National Highways.

We’ve also been confirmed as preferred bidder for the Kent Roads section of the Lower Thames Crossing scheme. This is a major new road to link Essex and Kent via a 2.6 mile tunnel which, once finished, will be the longest road tunnel in the UK. 

Previous projects include the M1 Junction 19 and M25 widening schemes and most recently the multi-award winning A14 Cambridge to Huntington scheme. 

Last updated: 19/12/2023