Transport for London’s (TfL) road maintenance framework – the London Highways Alliance Contract (LoHAC) – has run into further trouble after a key joint venture pulled out.
The CVU joint venture of Colas, VolkerHighways and AECOM has left the LoHAC road maintenance contract after news of a planned drop in work levels. The London mayor and TfL confirmed that cuts in government funding would mean a two-year hiatus on non-essential road repairs.
The news comes after Highways revealed last autumn that the London Borough of Ealing decided not to use the framework after finding that ‘substantially dearer’ than a rival bid from Murrill Construction.
The CVU joint venture was one of four winners of the eight-year framework in 2013 used by local authorities in association with TfL with an estimated total workload of £2.6bn.
CVU secured the central region with other areas going to Conway/AECOM, Ringway Jacobs and Kier.
TfL was approached for comment.