Contractor Amey has scooped the Managing Area Contractor (MAC) contract for the West Midlands for the next five years.
Previously held by an Amey/Mouchel joint venture, The new MAC is worth £275M over five years. Amey will carry out a range of operational and routine maintenance services and deliver improvements.
Routes in Area 9 include motorways and trunk roads within the counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, and Shropshire and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley and the City of Birmingham.
The contract also covers bridge and winter maintenance and capital schemes up to £500,000.
Highways Agency Regional Director Tim Harbot said: “This appointment allows us to continue to provide a high level of service to the road user putting our customers first whilst maintaining and operating the strategic road network.
Amey’s chief executive Mel Ewell, said: “Area 9 has one of the most important networks of roads in Britain, providing essential transport links between some of the country’s largest industrial and metropolitan hubs. We are proud to have been selected as the Managing Agent Contractor and are wholly committed to maintaining an efficient and safe network for all road users.”
Amey will begin its new role on 1 July 2009.