Amey handed five-year highways contract extension

Amey has been handed a five-year extension to its highways contract with Staffordshire County Council.

The local authority renewed its contract with the firm, which will see Amey handle the county’s major highways works until 2029.

According to Amey, the partnership forms the latest part of a long-term strategic plan to improve the area’s infrastructure, including road repairs, cycle routes, bridges, tunnels, lighting, drainage and traffic.

The council has invested an extra £15.5m into road maintenance this year, on top of its £50m total investment in Staffordshire’s highways.

David Williams, Staffordshire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We are aware of public perceptions around highways, which is why believe that through this new arrangement we can make positive changes while maintaining flexibility if we feel performance isn’t where it should be.

“It is essential 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.”

The new five-year contract will see performance reviewed annually to ensure that the renewed vision for the service and targets for customer service are met. The county council will also have the option to change how some services are delivered.

Richard Harris, account director for Amey in Staffordshire, added: “During 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.”

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