Contractor named for £150m highways contract

Thursday, 20th December 2012

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Wiltshire Council has named its contractor for a £150m five-year contract to maintain highways and streetscene.

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been named as the contractor for the services, which are currently covered by four different organisations including an in-house team.

The decision was made as the government announced Wiltshire is to receive a further £3.6m of additional funding for highways maintenance split over the next two years as part of a drive to improve transport infrastructure across England.

Dick Tonge, cabinet member for highways at Wiltshire Council, said: “We welcome this decision and look forward to working with Balfour Beatty Living Places on ensuring key services which affect all our lives are delivered well by one contractor.

“This contract also reflects the significant role our local communities play in recommending highway improvements in their own areas.”

The contract award was agreed by councillors at a cabinet meeting.

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