Kent County Council searches for contractor to deliver resurfacing work

Kent County Council has announced it is looking for a contractor for highway resurfacing work worth up to £160 million.

The contract notice said that the highway authority was looking for a contractor to work on its sites to entail the cold milling of the top layers of the road structure and repaving with an asphalt surface and/or binder course. All sites will include adjustments to covers and replacement of road markings and road studs where required, said the council.

According to the contract notice, the project consists of multiple sites. There will be several phases of work throughout the contract period, with routine work carried out between January and November each year. The initial phases are planned as follows, subject to weather conditions:

• Phase 1: January to March 2021

• Phase 2: April to November 2021

• Phase 3: January to March 2022

• Phase 4: April to November 2022.

The new contract will commence upon 1 January 2021 and will continue for a period of 24 months unless terminated in accordance with the conditions of contract.

Sites approaching traffic signals may require the replacement of the traffic loops. It is anticipated that many sites will require road closures and night-time working with working restrictions in place with defined times, said the notice.

The council said that renewal works are required to replace deteriorated areas that have reached the end of their useful life, as well as preservation works to prolong the life of areas that are starting to deteriorate. The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 12pm on August 3.

The full contract notice can be read here:


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