The Highways Agency has appointed EnterpriseMouchel as its service provider responsible for the day to day management of the motorways and strategic roads in Cumbria and north Lancashire.
The contact is worth £149M over the five year period and begins on 1 July this year. The contract is currently held by a Amey Mouchel joint venture.
The company will be responsible for the maintenance of 835km of roads and bridges including the M6 and M55 motorways, the A66, A590 and parts of the A585 and A595.
EnterpriseMouchel is a fully incorporated company jointly owned by Enterprise and Mouchel. The company specialises in providing integrated highways network management services to the public sector across the UK.
In the North West, day-to-day running and maintenance of the motorway network and strategic A roads is managed by two Area Performance Teams – Area 10covering Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and south Lancashire and Area 13 covering north Lancashire and Cumbria.
Each area team has a main Managing Agent Contractor (MAC) which delivers routine maintenance, improvements and winter service arrangements such as gritting as well as providing Incident Support Units (ISUs) to help with traffic management and cleaning after incidents on motorways and Highways Agency A roads.