£1.3bn surfacing framework announced by Highways England
Highways England will start speaking to contractors later this month about a new £1.3bn surfacing and paving framework.
Works required will include bituminous and concrete-surface repairs, paving, iron-work changes and renewals and general surface restoration. The deal is currently expected to be split into nine regional lots, with each contractor eligible to be appointed to a maximum of two lots.
A market engagement day will take place on 29 June, with a formal contract notice expected to be issued in February next year. Interested companies can register to attend the market engagement event here.
Highways England’s current surfacing framework launched in 2018 with 11 firms appointed, including Colas, Galliford Try and Tarmac.
The strategic roads manager has been renewing its area maintenance deals. In May, Kier was reappointed to manage Area 3, and Highways England is currently searching for a contractor to cover Area 14 from 20222. Kier has delivered maintenance works in the area since 2014.