Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Riots halt some work on Birmingham highways

Contractor Amey has temporarily halted work on some of its projects on Birmingham City Council’s highways private finance initiative (PFI).

The firm said safety of its workers and the public took priority and therefore it has temporarily halted work on a handful of planned schemes where safety could potentially be compromised.

Amey said it is still assessing the damage, so it does not have any cost estimate at this stage.

Birmingham City Council signed a £2.7bn highways PFI with Amey last year.

Amey is responsible for improving and maintaining Birmingham’s highways infrastructure, including 2,500km of road network, nearly 100,000 street lights, as well as over 850 highway structures and bridges across the city, during the 25-year service delivery contract.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.