Balfour Beatty Living Places wins £330m highways extension in Lincolnshire

Balfour Beatty Living Places has doubled the length of its highways maintenance deal with Lincolnshire County Council.

The agreement means the UK’s biggest contractor by turnover will look after roads in the area until 2032.

Balfour was awarded a £217m deal back in 2019, which began in April 2020 for an initial period of six years, reports Construction News.

Balfour Beatty Living Places will continue to maintain the region’s 9,240km of carriageways, providing repairs, drainage cleaning, gritting and traffic management where appropriate.

The contractor will use its operational control hub to monitor activities in real time and drive efficiencies through digital planning. It will employ 183 people on the contract, including apprentices and graduates, said the Construction News report.

Steve Helliwell, managing director of Balfour Beatty Living Places, said: “We are delighted that Lincolnshire County Council has extended our contract by a further six years, which is testament to the strong relationship we have built.

“Today’s announcement will see us continue to provide a best-in-class highways maintenance service while offering customer-focused solutions in a collaborative partnership and leaving a lasting positive legacy for the communities we serve.”

Jonathan Evans, head of highways client and contractual management services at the council, said councillors voted unanimously in favour of extending the contract.

“We have secured a number of improvements for the residents of Lincolnshire and I’m excited to work with Balfour Beatty to implement these in the near future,” he added.


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