Balfour Beatty and Colas has joined forces with WSP in Lincolnshire to carry out essential maintenance and improvement works over the next few weeks to ensure the county’s roads are clear for emergency service’s fight against coronavirus.
The contract, worth a combined £762 million will run for six years with a potential extension for another six years. WSP has retained its professional design services contract with Lincolnshire CC and will work with the other two contractors.
David Stephens, Head of Local Government Services at WSP said: “WSP is delighted to be appointed under the Highways 2020 Professional Services contract and to continue our very successful relationship with Lincolnshire CC. We look forward to collaborating with the council, Balfour Beatty Living Places and Colas to deliver high quality services which help sustain and develop prosperity in Lincolnshire.”
Colas will provide repair services for traffic signals in the county. “Our traffic signals team look forward to delivering a full support package of planned and reactive maintenance and we are excited at the prospect of a great collaboration with all our alliance partners on delivering the needs of our client and the community around Lincolnshire,” said Faical Lahmansi, Executive Director for National and Regional Operations at Colas.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire CC said: “The Government’s current policy is that works should continue where they can be undertaken in accordance with Pubic Health England and industry guidance. Its crucial that those making necessary journeys during this pandemic can do so safely on our roads.
“The council has been working with our new contractors to allow planned surface dressing, footway schemes and other essential work to go ahead, with staff following advice on social distancing.”