Skanska wins extended highways contract

Skanska’s highways maintenance and improvement contract with Bath & North Somerset Council (BaNES) has been extended for a further three years.

There is already a one-year extension in place, which means the contract will now run until the end of March 2018 and is worth £6 million per year.

Skanska employs 40 people on the contract, as well as 10 subcontractors, and over the next three years will work with the council to maintain 700 miles of highways. In addition to maintaining the existing infrastructure, Skanska will support the council to develop the network, improve its safety and accessibility and ease congestion.

Simon White, business director for Skanska, commented: “This is the first time BaNES has extended one of its highways maintenance contracts to the maximum term. This is a testament to the team’s hard work and innovative way of working that has assisted the council to achieve its revenue budgets, as well as improving a number of targeted service areas.”

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