Summer road maintenance scheme to begin in West Northants

West Northamptonshire’s fleet of highways machinery is preparing to roll out the summer road maintenance programme, focusing on major projects that require warm and dry weather conditions. Like many councils, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) faces the challenge of roads deteriorating during cold and wet winter weather, needing urgent action. Over the years, here as well […]

Somerset Council and Kier launch new highways partnership

A new era in Somerset’s highways maintenance was marked by Somerset Council and Kier this week. A new era in Somerset’s highways maintenance was marked by Somerset Council and Kier this week. The new £225m contract started on 1 April and covers key maintenance works on Somerset’s 4,172-mile road network. This includes road repairs, drainage, […]

Somerset announces new road surface repair and improvement contracts

Somerset Council has awarded contracts to Kiely Bros, Heidelberg Materials and Octavius Infrastructure to deliver essential road maintenance services as well as improvements on its network across the County. The Council has awarded four-year contracts with Kiely’s and Heidelberg Materials to deliver surface treatment services and resurfacing services respectively, while a third four-year contract has […]

Investment into innovative road repair machinery showcased in Harpole

The JCB Pothole Pro, an innovative machine set to slash time and costs for road repairs, has been demonstrated in Harpole as part of West Northamptonshire Council’s (WNC) long-term vision to improve the road network across the area. Upper High Street, Harpole from Nobottle Road to the village was closed from 28 November to 1 […]

Kier Transportation confirmed as preferred bidder for Birmingham Highways PFI contract

Kier Transportation has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract. When approved by the government the new deal will start February 1 2024 and continue until June 2035. Work will cover 2,500km of roadways and 5,000km of footways across the UK’s largest local authority. […]

Kier wins £225m Somerset highways deal

Somerset Council has signed a new eight-year highway maintenance contract with Kier Transportation to replace Milestone Infrastructure. The £225m contract covers key maintenance works, including road repairs, drainage, verge cutting and winter gritting. Somerset’s current contract with Milestone Infrastructure comes to an end at the end of March 2024. In a change to the way […]

National Highways award A43 team best-in-class customer scoring

Kier Transportation’s A43 team has become the first to achieve 8 out of 10 in the National Highways’ Customer Assurance Framework (CAF) assessment across all HS2 Main Works Civils Contractors (MWCC’s) interfaces. The project is being delivered by the Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM (EKFB) JV, with the score a shining example of stakeholder collaboration. It demonstrates […]

Shropshire Council’s surface dressing programme improves 80 miles of road

More than 50 stretches of road across Shropshire have been treated this year as part of Shropshire Council’s annual surface dressing programme. This year’s surface dressing programme began on 27 April, and ended on 1 August, with 55 roads treated. In total, 80 miles of road have been dressed – the distance from Church Stretton […]


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