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Balfour wins £103M contract

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Balfour Beatty has won a £103M contract for road and footpath maintenance. 

The seven-year contract to look after Telford & Wrekin Council’s highway assets will involve working with the council to maintain almost 1,000km of highways and 1,200km of footpaths.  

The contract also includes a £20M capital investment programme of planned highways and transport projects to improve roads, paths and highways structures in the first two years. 

Balfour Beatty Living Place managing director Steve Helliwell said:  “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Telford & Wrekin Council; it builds on our trusted expertise in highways services. We look forward to working closely with the council and the local community to deliver tangible improvements across the borough.” 

Balfour will also provide drainage cleaning services as well as winter gritting and reactive highways maintenance as required. 

The new contract will save the council approximately £200,000 a year and could be extended by seven years. 

Cabinet member for transport, roads and broadband, councillor Hilda Rhodes added: “This is a key contract for the council at a time when we are investing very heavily in improving roads and footpaths across the Borough through our £45M Pride in Our Community programme. 

“The savings from the contract will have no effect on the major capital investment that we are making between now and April 2021 targeting roads in particular.” 

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