Highways England has awarded Kier Highways the contract to maintain its network in Kent and Sussex, while Amey has won the work to look after three bridges in the southwest.
Kier’s Area 4 contract, which starts on 2 November 2020, will see it carry out routine maintenance, repairing defects, responding to emergency incidents and providing severe weather services on roads including the M2, M20, M23, A2, A20 and A259.
The contract is worth up to £160 million and is set to run for up to eight years.
Amey’s job will be to maintain the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge, M48 Severn Bridge and M5 Avonmouth Bridge. Its contract will last for 15 years and is worth £16 million per year.
Joe Incutti, group managing director for Kier Highways, said, “This eight-year contract commencing in November 2020 adds to Kier Highways’ capacity and capability across the South of England, where it will now work in a number of areas stretching from Cornwall through to Kent. We are looking forward to warmly welcoming our new colleagues into Kier and working with Highways England to strive for the continuous improvement of safety practices, strong delivery performance and great customer service in the area.”
Peter Anderson, Managing Director for Transport Infrastructure at Amey, said: “Amey will bring a wealth of innovative operational solutions and capabilities regarding bridge infrastructure, which has been recognised by Highways England, through our work on the Forth Road Bridge amongst other structures across the UK.”