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Wilts consolidates highway work with Balfour Beatty deal

20 Dec 12 Wiltshire County Council has awarded Balfour Beatty a five-year highway maintenance deal worth £150m.

Wiltshire County Council has awarded Balfour Beatty a five-year highway maintenance deal worth £150m.

Currently the services, which also include dealing with winter weather, drainage and bridges, are covered by four different organisations, including an in-house team. Under the new contract, Balfour Beatty Living Places will do it all.

Dick Tonge, cabinet member for highways, said: “We welcome this decision and look forward to working with Balfour Beatty Living Places on ensuring key services which affect all our lives are delivered well by one contractor. This contract also reflects the significant role our local communities play in recommending highway improvements in their own areas.”

The decision was made as the government announced Wiltshire would receive a further £3.6m of additional funding for highways maintenance split over the next two years as part of a drive to improve transport infrastructure across England.

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