VolkerHighways has landed a new highways maintenance contract with Medway Council, worth approximately £9 million a year.
The new contract will begin on 1 August 2017 and run for five years, with possible extensions of up to five further years.
The new contract comprises both planned and responsive maintenance, including carriageway and footway resurfacing, winter maintenance, drainage cleansing and road markings. The business will also work on Medway’s street lighting as well as capital schemes to improve and enhance the council’s existing network.
In addition, VolkerHighways will deliver maintenance and inspections in the Medway Tunnel, which accommodates approximately 40,000 vehicle journeys each day. These works are going to be carried out during overnight possessions, to minimise disruption to the travelling public.
VolkerHighways and Medway have been collaborating on the council’s highway maintenance since 2007. During this time, approximately 650,000 square metres of carriageway and 145,000 square metres of footways have been resurfaced and 9,000 emergency response incidents have been completed.
Alistair Thompson, managing director of VolkerHighways said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which continues our relationship with Medway Council for the next five, and hopefully 10 years. This provides a continuity of highway maintenance service to the residents and road users of Medway.”
Councillor Phil Filmer, portfolio holder for frontline services at Medway Council said: “Following a thorough tendering process, we were pleased to award the contract to VolkerHighways. They have provided us with a first class highways maintenance service in the past and we look forward to continuing our work with them. It’s important that we look after roads in Medway to ensure the safe travel of residents and visitors.”