Ringway re-appointed as Highway Infrastructure term service delivery partner for Milton Keynes Council

Ringway has been reappointed as the Highway Infrastructure term service delivery partner for Milton Keynes City Council, for a second term.

This appointment builds on the strong partnership built delivering the highway infrastructure service in Milton Keynes since 2014, and the innovative and sustainable way in which Ringway will continue to evolve the service for the Council, Milton Keynes residents and for all the travelling public using the highway infrastructure 365 days of the year, said the company.

The new contract sets out a bold and forward-looking vision for the highway service, which will continue to support Milton Keynes evolving as a great city for the future. This win is significant for Ringway, as it is testament to its investment in honest, open partnership working on sustainable, digital services, which add value to the local economy and communities, said Ringway. The contract value is approximately £21M per annum for the initial 8-year term, commencing on the 1st September 2024, with 2 additional extension years available, subject to performance.

The contract highway assets cover 1,526km of the local highways; encompassing 141km A-roads, 63km B-roads, 421km C-roads, 901km of Unclassified roads, 1,135km footways, 346km dedicated cycleways and over 1Mm2 of verges. In addition, there are 763 bridges and highway structures, 54,400 streetlights, 41 traffic signals, 72,000 drainage assets and 114,000 trees. Ringway will undertake routine, reactive and cyclical highway maintenance on these assets, together with emergency response, winter and abnormal weather service operations. In addition, there are infrastructure planned and programmed major maintenance and capital improvement of Milton Keynes infrastructure, such as drainage improvement schemes, highway and junction improvements, Public realm projects, safety and traffic management and the maintenance of highways electrical assets amongst others.

Stuart Proffitt, Director Environment and Property at Milton Keynes City Council said,
“We’re very happy to be working with Ringway Infrastructure Services to deliver a new, innovative highways contract for MK residents.”
“The authority undertook an extensive and rigorous tender process to ensure that we got the best provider for the city and Ringway met our key critical criteria for value, efficiency and quality.”
“MK residents will see an improved highway service in this new contract, including improved customer interfaces, the use of new technology and innovation like AI, a green fleet of vehicles and enhanced community engagement.”

Mitesh Solanki, Managing Director of Ringway, said: “We are delighted to have resecured this contract. The team working in Milton Keynes since 2014 is invested in delivering innovative, sustainable digital highway services. We employ local people, and work with local partners and we look forward to strengthening our partnerships, continuing to transform services for the community.”



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