Amey has been awarded two new contracts with Highways England to maintain and improve 1,350km of strategic road network in the north.
As part of the contract, the consultant will be responsible for designing maintenance and improvement schemes from April 2017.
The win is worth up to £38M over five years and is part of Highways England’s asset delivery contract, which brings together a maintenance and response contractor, construction works framework contractors and Amey as design consultant across areas 13 and 14.
“Being awarded these contracts is testament to the strength of our relationship with Highways England and their trust in our ability to provide outstanding service as well as our global consulting expertise. We are delighted to be working with them and partners to help create better journeys across the north,” said Amey managing director for consulting and rail Nicola Hindle.
Highways England executive director for commercial and procurement David Poole added: “The awarding of these new contracts builds on the new way of working already taking place in the East Midlands and is a real change in the way we have previously operated the network.
“These contracts demonstrate our commitment to increasing capability and understanding within Highways England and bringing Highways England closer to our customers.”
The win is part of a wider package of work that was handed out by Highways England this week. The public body awarded four of its new style roads contracts worth more than £300M in Cumbria, North Lancashire, and the North East.
Kier Highways and a CH2M Costain joint venture (JV) were awarded two maintenance response contracts that have a total value of up to £262M and will run for 15 years. Kier will operate in Cumbria and the CH2M Costain JV will operate in the North East, both starting on 1 April 2017.
Amey also provides maintenance and response services to Highways England in area seven as part of its new “asset led” delivery arrangement in the East Midlands and highways technology maintenance services in North East.
The network covers Cumbria and North Lancashire, including:
- M6 J30 – J45
The network covers the North East, including:
- A1 and A1(M)
- A66 and A66(M)