A major UK highway maintenance contract has been won by Balfour Beatty
. The seven year deal is worth £103 million and was awarded by Telford and Wrekin Council for the maintenance of highways assets. The package also comes with an option to extend the contract for a further seven years.
Balfour Beatty Living Places will work with the Council to maintain the Borough’s 1,002km of highways and 1,189km of footpaths, provide drainage cleansing services as well as winter gritting and reactive highways maintenance as required. The agreement will bring an estimated saving of approximately £200,000/year for the Council through an enhanced management of services.
As part of the contract, Balfour Beatty Living Places will also work closely with Telford and Wrekin Council to help deliver their £20 million capital investment programme of planned highways and transport projects to improve roads, paths and highways structures. This will be delivered over the first two years of the contract.
Councillor Hilda Rhodes, Cabinet Member for Transport, Roads and Broadband, added: “The savings from the contract will have no effect on the major capital investment that we are making between now and April 2021 targeting roads in particular.”
Works are due to commence in April 2019.