Eastern Lincolnshire Bypass, Lincoln, DN37 7EE


Galliford Try


Finding a complete water management solution to any highway project takes time and knowledge. To finish that project on time takes a great deal of effort and collaboration between all stakeholders involved, especially when the main contractor goes out of business and a National pandemic threatens the timeline.


Being able to supply the complete drainage system on projects is adding value and giving customer’s confidence, as well as making their life easier when buying from Marshalls Civils and Drainage, as there are large positives of using one single supplier.

One such project where linear drainage products, such as beany, mini beany and bridge beany were supplied as well as precast concrete pipes, manholes, headwalls and flow control chambers was the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Opened on the 19th December 2020, eight years after it was first proposed, the 4.6-mile (7.4km) road is designed to reduce traffic congestion in and around Lincoln. Delays hit the scheme when main contractors, Carillion collapsed in 2018, as well as a public inquiry about safety concerns relating to a bridge, which had to be redesigned and of course the coronavirus pandemic.

Galliford Try were the lead contractors on the £120m scheme, which consisted of four new roundabouts, eight new bridges, 2.2 million tonnes of soil and earth and the laying of 154,000 tonnes of tarmac and other road surfacing, as well as more than 300 new trees and 10,000 smaller shrubs to lessen the road’s impact on local ecology.

Whilst the Marshalls Civils and Drainage officially launched on the 12th April this year, the teams have been working closely together for over 12 months with the design, technical and sales teams combining forces to offer a complete drainage solution of above and below ground water management sustainable products.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways with Lincolnshire County Council, said it had been one of Lincoln's "most anticipated infrastructure" projects in decades. "Getting this scheme built has been no easy task," he said. "In fact, since starting construction, nearly 1.4 million hours have been spent building the new bypass." The costs of the scheme have been met by £50m from central government funding, £37m from the county council and £34m from third-party developers.

Tim Bowers, Project Director for Galliford Try, said: “We are really pleased to have constructed the Lincoln Eastern Bypass which provides significant benefits for the people of Lincoln and the surrounding area.”

“The project has overcome multiple challenges during construction, which is testament to the dedication of the site team in creating this landmark project.”


Buying multiple products from Marshalls Civils and Drainage means using one account and gaining the entire supplier questionnaire information from one source, saving on time and additional costs.

When you buy from Marshalls you know that they have done their homework, from gaining qualifications such as ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, covering quality, health, safety, and environmental factors to recognising that their customers need long-term value, as well as the need for sustainable solutions.

Marshalls Civils and Drainage offers unmistakable quality, as all the products are designed, manufactured and sources to meet industry standards and in many cases, exceed them.

Galliford Try’s approach is to address six fundamental areas of health and safety, environment and climate change, people, communities, clients and supply chain, all areas that Marshalls address in their everyday way of working.

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