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Cambridgeshire County Council transfers highway services to Milestone Infrastructure

Cambridgeshire County Council is to transfer its highways services contract from Skanska to Milestone Infrastructure Ltd.

The change comes after Skanska said a review by its parent company determined that would divest from its delivery arm which includes council highways services.

Skanska has been the county’s highways contractor since 2013, when it took over a contract with Atkins agreed in 2006, after the latter sold off its operational arm for delivery of its council highways contracts.

The county council agreed a further 10-year contract with Skanksa UK Ltd in 2017, with the option to extend for up to a further five-years, said a report by the Cambridgeshire Times.

Skanska’s contract with the county council for highways maintenance and certain construction work covers 1,700 miles of carriageway and 1,400 miles of footways and cycleways, and includes maintaining the road surface and signs, verge trimming, and safety checks and maintenance.

Skanska sold its infrastructure services delivery arm to M Group Services Ltd. M Group Services has created Milestone Infrastructure Ltd to carry out the contracts the company is intending to take on, said the report.

The council says it was notified by Skanska in 2020 that the parent company had reviewed its business model and decided to divest from the infrastructure services arm.

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