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Aecom scoops place on Highways England pavement contract


Aecom is among three winners of a £33M Highways England contract to conduct a number of tests on pavements across the country.


The £24M intrusive testing contract will ask contractors to conduct technical and intrusive pavement surveys in six Lots across country. Each Lot is worth £4M.


Winners of the intrusive-testing contract include Preston-based Pavement Testing Services Ltd which has been picked to deliver Lot 1 covering in Yorkshire and the North East and Lot 2 covering the North West.


Aecom has won the contract to deliver services in the East of England and the South West and TRL has been picked to cover the Midlands, South East.


The contract will see engineers undertake coring of pavements to determine the pavement structure, layer thickness and condition as well as collate the extent of any pavement deterioration.


The contract will also include trial pitting and sampling, including the location and identification of utilities and services, undertake dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP) work as well as laboratory testing of samples to determine the pavement’s physical properties.

Highways England also awarded contracts for a smaller £9M contract for non-intrusive surveys including 2D and 3D ground penetrating radar, deflectographs, walked driven and automated visual condustions, ultrasound. The contract is split into six Lots, with each Lot worth £1.5M.


Pavement Testing Services Ltd won the contract to deliver Lot 1 covering Yorkshire and the North East, Lot 2 covering the North West. TRL Limited has won the contract covering the East of England and South East. Aecom has won the contract covering the Midlands and South West.

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