Balfour scoops £176m roads contract

Balfour Beatty’s maintenance arm has scooped a £176m highways maintenance contract with Buckinghamshire Council.

The eight-year contract has been awarded to Balfour Beatty Living Places to oversee the maintenance of highway assets across the county.

The contract, which starts in April 2023, comes with an option to extend for a further four years. The contractor will work on improving up to 5,000km of highways, carriageways, footpaths and cycle routes. 

In addition, Balfour Beatty Living Places will be responsible for delivering winter maintenance services for the local community and travelling public, as well as the operation and maintenance of the county’s street lighting and key community assets, including gullies and traffic signals.  

A statement from the contractor said it would harness innovative solutions and materials such as reused rubber asphalt when laying new road surfaces to drive down carbon emissions and reduce waste.

It also plans to install electric charging points at its depots for its electric vehicle fleet, in line with its sustainability strategy, ‘Building New Futures’.

Buckinghamshire Council cabinet member for transport Steven Broadbent said: “We know how important the condition of our roads and footpaths is for local residents, and this new contract will allow us to map out a detailed strategic plan for the future.

“We are focused on channelling our resources into making lasting improvements, whilst at the same time standing by our commitment to cut our carbon emissions, and take the lead in adopting new and innovative techniques that achieve value for money.”

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