Balfour Beatty Living Places wins $280m highways maintenance contract

WCN Editorial Team 3 Dec 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Balfour Beatty Living Places has secured a contract worth £217m ($280.4m) from Lincolnshire County Council for the maintenance of highways assets.

Under the contract, Balfour Beatty Living in collaboration with the council will provide maintenance services for 9,000km of highways, carriageways, and footpaths to ensure safe and sustainable local road network.

The six-year contract has an option to extend for a further six years.

Additionally, the contract involves the delivery of winter maintenance and drainage cleansing services to enhance the local roads’ condition and reliability.

To assist the contract works, Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services is set to purchase 54 commercial vehicles including mobile working platforms and traffic management vehicles.

Balfour Beatty Living Places managing director Steve Helliwell said: “With our dedicated teams now spanning from Sunderland to Southampton, we look forward to continuing our commitment to creating great places to work, play and stay, leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in which we operate.”

Balfour Beatty Living Places will also deliver an Involved Community Investment Programme, which includes employing 90% of the workforce from the local area as well as creating apprenticeships and graduate placements.

Lincolnshire County Council Highways assistant director Karen Cassar said: "The new contract will see significant investment in improved equipment and new technology at highways depots around the county, which will mean better road repairs going forward.

"We also welcome their willingness to use local suppliers and take on apprentices, meaning there will be wider benefits for our communities. We look forward to working with them."  

Balfour Beatty plans to commence the maintenance work in spring 2020. The contract is expected to create 180 jobs.

In October this year, Balfour Beatty has won a design-build contract worth $203m from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the US 70 Improvement Project.

The $327.5m project is intended to improve traffic on a 5.1-mile stretch of US 70 from east of Thurman Road to the Neuse River Bridge in James City in Craven County.

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