Somerset Council has awarded three construction firms contracts worth a total of £140m for road maintenance and road network improvements.
The four-year deals were given to Kiely Bros at £50m to deliver surface treatments, Heidelberg Materials at £50m for resurfacing services, and a £40m contract to Octavius Infrastructure to deliver new infrastructure assets, including traffic calming and active travel measures.
The three contracts are in addition to core maintenance works delivered by Kier Transportation, which recently signed an eight-year contract worth £225m to service Somerset’s 4,172-mile road network.
Somerset Council’s current contract with Milestone Infrastructure concludes in March, at which point it will be divided into four separate contracts covering various aspects of road maintenance service delivery.
Somerset Council’s lead member for transport and digital, Mike Rigby, said: “We’re really pleased to announce these latest contracts, it signals a new era for our highway’s contracts, which are focused on ensuring maximum value and sustainability for these essential services.”
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