Streetlights across Northamptonshire to be upgraded to the latest LED technology

Works to upgrade over 44,000 streetlights to the latest energy-efficient technology will start across Northamptonshire next week. Both North and West Northamptonshire Councils have declared a climate emergency and the authorities are taking steps to reduce energy consumption. Over the next two-and-a-half years, Balfour Beatty Living Places will upgrade the current lights to LED, a […]

Wellingborough town centre highways improvements to start soon in North Northamptonshire

Highways improvements in Wellingborough town centre will start next week. Kier Highways, working in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council will carry out the works to upgrade the traffic signal equipment, refresh white lining and reinstate block paving in Cannon Street and Alma Street in the town.  For the duration of the works, there will be […]

Highways contract sees improvements in North Northamptonshire’s communities

Communities across North Northamptonshire are starting to benefit from improvements across their local areas, as Kier and North Northamptonshire Council deliver its ‘Community Enhancement Plan’. In September this year, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) launched a seven-year contract with Kier, a highways maintenance provider, to oversee the new highways service across North Northants. Working in partnership, […]

<strong>Kier Highways starts two new seven-year contracts across Northamptonshire</strong>

Kier Highways has mobilised its two highways services contracts with new clients, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). This week, the contractor rolls out plans to accelerate maintenance across the whole county. Approximately 300 employees will operate the two contracts on behalf of the unitary authorities for seven years. The contracts have […]

North Northamptonshire Council will spend under spend on road improvements

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) will spend £1.5m on highway maintenance and improvements after it underspent in its first year of operations. The new unitary authority took over in April 2021 and its Executive released financial figures for its first full year last week. NNC underspent on its General Funds budget by over £1.7m according to a […]

Kier Highways awarded major highways maintenance works and services contracts by North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council

Kier Highways has officially announced it will be providing highways services across North and West Northamptonshire, having been awarded separate contracts by the new councils for the two areas. The awards will see Kier as the sole highway services provider to North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council delivering their new contracts, each valued at […]

Northamptonshire to get two highways contracts

Two separate highways contracts are set to replace the existing one in Northamptonshire, according to a council report, following the creation of the West and North unitary councils which replaced the single highways authority last year. The former Northamptonshire County Council’s long-standing deal, understood to be worth around £50 million a year, with service providers […]


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