Kier to continue £190m Area 3 highways upkeep contract

Kier Highways has held on to its area 3 maintenance and response contract after a retender by Highways England.

Under the reformed assets delivery deal worth £190m, the firm will deliver maintenance and operational response across Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and parts of Buckinghamshire for eight-years.

Kier has delivered highway maintenance in Area 3 contract since 2008.

Joe Incutti, group managing director at Kier Highways, said: “This experience will benefit us as we move onto the contract where our focus will be on supporting safe and efficient roads, as well as using the latest techniques to drive innovation and positive environmental and social impact.”

The Area 3 contract responsibilities will include all cyclical and routine maintenance, incident response, defect rectification and severe weather delivery on the all-purpose trunk roads and motorways within the Area.

It will also include the maintenance of roadside technology, the provision of traffic management for the contractor’s maintenance and incident response activities.

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