A new £34 million a year highway services contract has been awarded to Skanska to help the County Council keep Cambridgeshire moving.

PUBLISHED: 13:41 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:41 03 July 2017

A new �34 million a year highway services contract has been awarded to Skanska to help the County Council keep Cambridgeshire moving. councillor Mathew Shuter with Adrian Cooke.

A new �34 million a year highway services contract has been awarded to Skanska to help the County Council keep Cambridgeshire moving. councillor Mathew Shuter with Adrian Cooke.

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A new £34 million a year highway services contract has been awarded to Skanska to help the county council keep Cambridgeshire moving.

The contract, initially for 10 years, was awarded by Cambridgeshire County Council after a competitive procurement process designed to produce high quality services, value for money and innovation.

The new contract runs from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2027 with the option to extend for a further five years, and includes the management and maintenance of 2,800 miles of carriageway, 1,400 miles of footways and cycleways and 1,276 structures.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “From the moment someone leaves their home they use our highways and byways. We know that having well maintained roads and paths is vital to the communities we serve and to support the local economy. That work must be of a high quality and our highway service is looking to drive innovation. This is so we can achieve value for money for our tax payers by using better methods, materials or technology.

“Skanska previously held the contract and together we have worked to save the Council millions of pounds while delivering vital services such as pothole repairs, resurfacing and gritting. We are delighted to award Skanska this new contract and be able to work together again to deliver more innovations and best practices that save time and money, as well as sustainable solutions that protect the environment for future generations.”

Skanska will provide a range of highways maintenance services, which includes: surfacing and surface treatment works and patching; drainage and gully maintenance; sign maintenance; grass and vegetation cutting; emergency response and gritting; safety inspection repairs; kerbing and paving works; footway construction and resurfacing and patch repairs to carriageway and footways.

The will team also provide a range of design, construction and supervision services to deliver major and local infrastructure improvements that covers junction improvements, cycle ways, link roads, safety improvements, bridge strengthening and building new structures.

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