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.