Balfour lands north west HA deal

31/07/2012
Highways Reporters

Balfour Beatty has won its second Highways Agency contract to maintain roadside technology.

Work will start in November on the £6m North West Regional Technology Maintenance Contract over the next five years.

The deal comes after Balfour Beatty was awarded the first ever RTMC in the South West in May.

The contract carries the responsibility for managing and maintaining road-side traffic systems, including Variable Message Signs, CCTV cameras, traffic data loops, emergency road-side telephones, as well as control equipment at the Regional Control Centre.

The North West RTMC covers the Highways Agency’s Area 13 (Cumbria and North Lancashire), and Area 10 (Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool) where the Highways Agency’s new Asset Support Contract has recently been won by a Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald joint venture.

Tony Gates, Managing Director of Highways Services at Balfour Beatty, said: “We are very proud to be awarded another RTMC contract which adds to the first technology contract already awarded to us in the South West.

“Like ASCs, RTMCs offer suppliers a challenge in their requirement to deliver substantial savings for the Highways Agency. We are confident we will achieve this by applying our experience and knowledge and continuing to be the most innovative and efficient service provider in our industry today.”

The contract lasts until November 2017 with the potential of an additional three years based on performance.
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