WS Atkins has been selected as the Highways Maintenance, Design and Construction provider for Oxfordshire County Council in a 10-year deal worth £350m.
The contract involves:
- Policy and strategy advice and support
- Design services
- Network management
- Construction of improvement schemes
- Cyclic, reactive and planned maintenance
A two phase mobilisation programme is being planned to ensure that highway maintenance, emergency response and construction related activity is available from 1 April 2010.
Network management, design services and policy and strategy support will be fully operational by 1 July.
Keith Clarke, chief executive said, "Managing major highways contracts for the public sector requires technical expertise, expert project management and the ability to work as seamless partners within complex organisations. The award of this contract from Oxfordshire County Council clearly demonstrates our ability to do this."
Atkins has won £1.1bn-worth of highways work over the last 12 months.