Hanson re-secures Dorset Highways contract

Hanson Contracting has re-secured its strategic partnership contract with Dorset Highways for maintenance of the county’s road network in a deal worth more than £100m.

Hanson has worked as the main supply contractor for Dorset Highways since 2002, laying over one million tonnes of asphalt and delivering high profile projects including the Olympic transport package in Weymouth, Swanage recycling centre and most recently the A338 Bournemouth spur road upgrade.

Andrew Martin, Dorset’s service director for highways and emergency planning, said, “We are delighted to be able to extend our partnership arrangements with Hanson into a third generation contract. We have worked successfully together for the last 15 years to deliver capital maintenance and highway improvement programme across the county.

“Hanson submitted a very attractive proposal in both price and quality and also put forward a number of exciting new initiatives which we are looking forward to developing and implementing as the contract progresses.”

Hanson Contracting’s major projects director Denis Curran added, “We are very pleased to be awarded this new partnership contract and to extend our collaborative working arrangements with Dorset County Council. We look forward to delivering a high quality highways service.”

The agreement, which starts on April 1, 2017, has a potential duration of 10 years.

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