Highways England has placed 11 firms on a four-year framework for resurfacing works that could be worth up to £3.3bn.
The framework is broken down into six geographical areas with two lots per area:
- Major work – where the value of resurfacing element of a scheme is in excess of £1m; and
- Renewal work – where the value of resurfacing element of a scheme is estimated at under £1m.
Highways England said that since it was was created in 2015 it has replaced more than 4,400 miles of road surface.
Executive director of operations Nick Harris said: ‘This new arrangement will help us tackle uneven road surfaces faster, in a more cost effective and efficient way – keeping journeys safer and offering smoother journeys for the millions of drivers who use our roads every day.
‘It means that, over the next four years, Highways England can award contracts to address poor road surfaces across England’s motorway and major A roads without having to go through lengthy bidding processes to get the work done.
‘The framework arrangement also enables local authorities to utilise the services of the contractors, facilitating greater collaboration.’
The new agreement will see Tarmac Contracting deliver pavement maintenance and support major new projects across five regional areas including the North East, North West, Midlands, East and South East.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac, said: ‘We are looking forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with Highways England and its supply chain, drawing on our capabilities to deliver high-quality projects across the strategic road network that will minimise disruption, deliver value for money and prioritise the safety of team members and road users.'
The other 10 suppliers on the framework are:
- Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
- Breedon Bow Highways
- Cemex Construction Services
- Colas Ltd
- Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd
- FM Conway
- Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
- Hanson Contracting
- Huyton Asphalt Ltd
- Toppesfield Ltd