North West logistics giant Stobart said the severe weather before Christmas cost it £1.5m but performance this year is ahead of the same time in 2010.
Work along the M6 motorway in Cumbria to install three new gates to help release motorists stuck in major incidents is to begin in February.
The logistics giant reported sales up 11% to £243.7m in the six months to the end of August.
Logistics group Stobart said trading is in line with expectations and significantly ahead of this time last year.
Andrew Tinkler and William Stobart, chief executive and chief operating officer respectively, have sold a significant chunk of their stakes in the logistics group to 'satisfy strong institutional demand'.
Civil engineering joint venture EnterpriseMouchel has won its first work in the North West, the £149m five-year road maintenance contract for the Highways Agency in Cumbria and north Lancashire.
Stobart said the group has strengthened in all aspects of the business despite the tough trading year, following the announcement of its preliminary results.
Transport giant Eddie Stobart has launched a national truck spotting competition giving members of the public an opportunity to name an Eddie Stobart truck.
Stobart has started work on a new railway station at its London Southend Airport, which it hopes to link with services to Carlisle Airport .