Cintra Global, Hochtief PPP Solutions and Skanska Strabag Joint Venture have been selected to submit final bids for the contract to design, build, finance and operate the proposed road tunnel under the River Thames.
The twin-bore road tunnel will connect the Royal Docks with the Greenwich Peninsula. TfL intends for construction to start in 2019 and complete in 2023.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “It’s great to see such a strong shortlist of bidders to design, finance, build, and maintain the new Silvertown tunnel.
“The tunnel will be essential to help tackle congestion and reliability in east and southeast London, as well as transform cross river bus services and support planned growth across the wider area.”
A six-month public examination of the Silvertown Tunnel scheme began on 11th October 2016. Once the examination is finished, no later than 11th April 2017, the Planning Inspectorate will have three months to make a recommendation to the secretary of state for transport. He then has three months to decide whether or not to grant the application filed by TfL in April 2016 for powers to build the Silvertown Tunnel.