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Tarmac delighted with place on new highways framework

Paul Fleetham

Highways England signs framework deal with 11 contractors for resurfacing works on major road network

TARMAC have expressed their delight at being awarded a place on a new framework arrangement for resurfacing work on England’s motorways and trunk roads, which was announced today.

Highways England has signed a deal with 11 contractors across the country who can be called upon to respond quickly when motorways and major A roads need resurfacing. The deal could be worth up to £3.3 billion over its four-year term.

The arrangement means that, over the next four years, Highways England can award contracts to address poor road surfaces across England’s major road network without having to go through lengthy bidding processes to get the work done.

Nick Harris, Highways England’s executive director of operations, said: ‘This new arrangement will help us tackle uneven road surfaces faster, in a more cost-effective and efficient way.’

The framework is broken down into six geographical areas with two lots per area:

  1. Major work – where the value of the resurfacing element of a scheme is in excess of £1 million
  2. Renewal work – where the value of the resurfacing element of a scheme is estimated at under £1 million.

A total of 11 companies have been appointed on the framework, with four suppliers allocated to each geographical area.

The chosen contractors are:

  • Aggregate Industries UK
  • Breedon Bow Highways
  • CEMEX Construction Services
  • Colas Ltd
  • Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd
  • FM Conway
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Hanson Contracting
  • Huyton Asphalt Ltd
  • Tarmac Trading Ltd
  • Toppesfield Ltd.

The framework arrangement will see Tarmac deliver pavement maintenance and support major new projects across five of the six geographical areas – the North East, North West, Midlands, East and South East.

Paul Fleetham (pictured), managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: ‘We’re delighted to be awarded a place on this framework, which is a reflection of our proven experience and outstanding track record of sustainable and efficient project delivery.

‘It’s also testament to the expertise of our people and the trust our customers have in Tarmac’s ability to consistently provide cost-effective, first-class road construction and maintenance services.

‘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 minimize disruption, deliver value for money and prioritize the safety of team members and road users.’

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