With the possibility of an extension to 12 years, the deal could be worth as much as £780m over the full term, the council estimates.
The contract will cover all highways construction and maintenance work and could include off-highway works such as construction, maintenance and remediation of carparks and waste sites.
The council is undertaking procurements in parallel for professional services and for traffic signals and related services. Street lighting and highways salt are provided under existing PFI contracts.
Norfolk County Council has:
- 9,800km of county road network
- 4,100km of footways,
- 4,832 km of public rights of way
- 137,000 gullies
- 50,000 streetlights
- 2,000 bridges and other structures and 2,700 smaller culverts
- 375 signal controlled junctions and crossings
- 453 vehicle actuated speed (VAS) signs.
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