LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - Britain’s Highways Agency said on Thursday Connect Plus was its provisional preferred bidder for a contract to widen most of the remaining three-lane sections of London’s M25 orbital motorway to four lanes.
Egis is a 100 percent-owned unit of French state-owned financial institution Caisse des Depots.
Aside from widening stretches of the M25 -- from junctions 5 to 7 and junctions 16 to 30 -- Connect Plus will be responsible for maintaining the motorway over a 30-year period.
The Highways Agency said it expected to award the M25 DBFO contract in late 2008. (Reporting by Dan Lalor; editing by Sue Thomas)
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