A-one+, the joint venture comprising Halcrow, Colas and Costain has been appointed as managers for Highways Agency Area 10.
Area 10 is the motorway and trunk road network in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and parts of Lancashire, with 500km of carriageway and more than 2500 structures.The five-year contract will begin on The 5 November 2007, and will run for five years to 2012, with the option to extend until 2014.Andrew Winstanley, the Highways Agency's contracts manager for strategic roads in the North West said, 'We are working with A-one+ to make our roads safer and less congested. Their task is to keep these major roads safe and well maintained on our behalf and to assist us in gaining a better service for road users and people affected by our roads.This was a close competition for an important area of the strategic road network. We have worked hard to ensure the right company was chosen to deliver exceptionally high-quality services on roads which represent a demanding challenge for skilled professionals.'Duties will include winter maintenance and emergency response services, routine maintenance design and execution and commissioning of and improvement schemes, and improvement schemes valued at £500k to £5 million.