Milestone Infrastructure to deliver sustainable maintenance services for safer highways in Wiltshire

Milestone Infrastructure has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver local highways maintenance services to Wiltshire Council.

This contract has a value of at least £80million. There is also the potential to extend the contract by another five years to 2032.

It says its contract team will be “making Wiltshire’s highways more resilient” by maintaining bridges, verges, carriageways and footways. Works will also include gully and drain cleaning, pothole repairs, sweeping and winter and emergency maintenance works. 

In addition, Milestone Infrastructure will also be employing 20 Parish Stewards dedicated to delivering small local highways priority works in the towns and parishes.

The company will also deliver street lighting, offering sustainable, low energy and cost-efficient lighting ensuring that roads and pavements are well-lit for local communities. 

The project team will be working closely with Wiltshire Council, delivering benefits to the local economy and engaging with disadvantaged groups. The contract will be recruiting a Social Value and Communications Manager who will lead community outreach projects and manage stakeholder engagement while creating and implementing a social value plan specific to work in Wiltshire. 

It will also be recruiting in the community with 95% of people being local residents. Also, the team will be engaging with people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) as well as care leavers to offer employment and training opportunities.

Anne Roberts, Business Director at Milestone Infrastructure, said: “This is a great win for Milestone Infrastructure. Delivering sustainable highways maintenance services, Milestone Infrastructure is excited to help Wiltshire reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

“Winning this contract enables us to continue our journey towards building and maintaining safer, greener highways for all.”

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Milestone Infrastructure for the next five years following a robust procurement process.

“We’re looking forward to working in partnership to maintain and improve highways throughout the county, while also meeting our carbon neutral climate ambitions.”

(Picture – Milestone Infrastructure)

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