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Lafarge Tarmac scores £480m Norfolk highways deal

29 Aug 13 Norfolk County Council has awarded Lafarge Tarmac a highways contract worth up to £480m.

From April 2014, Lafarge Tarmac will provide highway surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, grass cutting, patching, surface dressing, and integrated transport schemes across the county.

Valued at up to £40m a year, the contract runs for 10 years, with an option for a two-year extension.

Lafarge Tarmac’s infrastructure network of asphalt plants, railheads and quarries in the county helped it win the deal.

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It follows Lafarge Tarmac’s recent contract awards from Halton and Warrington borough councils and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Lafarge Tarmac Contracting managing director Paul Fleetham said: “This is a major win, and we’re absolutely delighted to be working with Norfolk County Council It demonstrates the scale and quality of our road maintenance offer, and our first-class track record of delivering innovation and unlocking efficiencies for local authorities across the UK.  We have a strong presence in the region, supporting local jobs and local industry; and we’re looking forward to partnering with the teams at Norfolk to deliver highways excellence for all of the County’s road users.”

Norfolk County Council councillor David Harrison said: "The award of the contract follows an extremely competitive bidding process that resulted in three very good bids. It was Lafarge Tarmac's ability to drive down costs while ensuring consistently high quality that won the day. The contract has the potential to save Norfolk's taxpayers up to £4.4m a year, and the use of modern techniques and commitment to innovation that will ensure excellent value for money at a time when road budgets are under great pressure.”

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