Staffordshire County Council has extended its road maintenance package with Amey for five years. The county council is pushing forward with its vision for Staffordshire’s roads. A new partnership between the county council and Amey will focus on finding new ways to improve the quality of highways.
Staffordshire’s local highway network is valued at over £7 billion. In 2014, the county council entered a long-term strategic partnership with Amey for the delivery of infrastructure services. The work carried out so far includes road repairs, cycle routes, bridges, tunnels, lighting, drainage, traffic signals, trees and land as well as filling potholes.
David Williams, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “It is essential that we transform our highways deliver offer to ensure that the improvements we make are continuous, and that we are offering the best possible customer service, quality and value for money for our residents and businesses.”
Already, the county council has invested an extra £15.5 million into road maintenance over the next year, on top of its £50 million total investment in Staffordshire’s highways.
Richard Harris, account director for Amey in Staffordshire, added: “Over the past eight years, Amey and the Council have worked together to continually develop and improve the highways service for the people and communities of Staffordshire. A high-quality highways service is critical to improving lives - enabling people to work and enjoy life - and has a significant impact on environmental and economic prosperity. We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue building our partnership until 2029, investing in innovative solutions which will transform journeys through consistent service delivery, improved customer service and carbon reduction to support the Council to achieve their ambitious vision for the future."
Performance will be reviewed on a yearly basis to ensure targets for customer service are met, and to ensure everything meets the renewed vision for the service. The county council will also have the option to change how some services are delivered if needed.