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18 October 2019

Tarmac wins maintenance deal for UK’s A1(M)

First published14/10/2019
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Tarmac has won a major new highways maintenance contract extension for a key section of the UK’s busy A1(M) between Darrington and Dishforth. The firm was first appointed to the scheme in 2011. The company has won a new nine-year agreement, which extends the existing contract until 2028. Tarmac’s Highway Services business will continue to operate and maintain the section of the motorway in Yorkshire managed by Road Management Services (Darrington) Limited.

The contract will involve Tarmac continuing to deliver services including maintaining and resurfacing the highway. It will also include regular inspections, maintenance of bridges, pavements, drainage, motorway communications and environmental works such as grass cutting and landscaping.

The company will also be responsible for a comprehensive winter maintenance programme, the provision of 24-hour emergency response teams and reactive traffic management services.

The A1(M) motorway through Yorkshire forms part of a strategic link in the national network between Scotland, the north east and the south of England.

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