Balfour Beatty has announced that its road management and maintenance company, RCS, has been awarded extensions to two of its long-term local authority road maintenance contracts, in deals worth a total of £170 million.
The highways maintenance contract for North Yorkshire County Council, which was awarded in January 2002, has been extended by four years from 2008 to 2012. The extension will be worth approximately £140 million and covers almost 8,000 kilometres of country roads and over 1,500 bridges. The scope of the contract covers carriageway and footway maintenance, winter maintenance, street lighting and emergency response.
In Hampshire, the extension of the contract, which began in 2002, is for one year to 2008 and is worth approximately £30 million. It covers the maintenance of county roads and covers a similar scope of work to the north Yorkshire contract.
RCS is also responsible for the management and maintenance of motorways and trunk roads across Southern England from the Kent coast to the West Country in Highways Agency Areas 2, 3 and 4. It has other local authority contracts in Westminster, Wokingham and Surrey and maintains Balfour Beatty’s PFI road concessions in Devon and Dorset, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the West of Scotland.