£750m highways framework to be delivered in East of England

A group of 11 local highways authorities in the East of England have named the companies that will deliver up to £750 million worth of highway improvements over the next four years.

The Eastern Highways Framework 2 is split into packages for small works up to £1.5m and six majors for packages of £1m-£20m.

Cllr Roger Hickford, chairman of highways and community infrastructure committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “The first framework, which was set up in 2012, used four contractors to deliver schemes up to the value of £10m.

“This framework made some significant savings for all the councils involved so the new framework, which is split between work up to £1.5m and contracts valued from £1m to £20m, will save considerable funds and time for us all.

“It is innovative thinking and partnership working like this which demonstrates how local authorities are collaborating together in adapting to the challenges we face.”

The members of the Eastern Highways Alliance are: Bedford Borough Council Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council,  Luton Borough Council, Norfolk County Council , Peterborough City Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council,  Suffolk County Council and Thurrock Council.

The following companies will carry out the works: Carillion Construction Services; Eurovia Infrastructure; Interserve Construction; Jackson Civil Engineering Group; Kier Infrastructure and Overseas; Morgan Sindall; Danaher & Walsh (Civil Engineering); Fox Building & Engineering; Henderson & Taylor FM; John Henry & Sons Civil Engineers; Murrill Construction; Toppesfield; W&H Road.

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