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Kier Group gets £140 million contract from Highways England

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Kier Group confirmed hat it has been awarded a 15-year contract, valued at £140m, for repair and maintenance services on Area 13 of the Highways England network.

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Kier Group said the new Area 13 contract, which starts on 1 April 2017, will see Kier provide routine and cyclic maintenance, defect repairs, emergency incident response, traffic management and severe weather services.

Kier is the incumbent operator on Area 13, which covers Cumbria and north Lancashire.

Additionally, the company said final negotiations were now underway to secure a two-year contract to provide maintenance services on Areas 6 and 8, covering East Anglia and the East of England. The new two-year contract is expected to commence on April 1, 2017.

Kier said the awards will further build on its market leading position in the strategic highways maintenance sector.

"We are pleased to have secured the Area 13 contract and look forward to the completion of the negotiations around Areas 6 and 8," said chief executive Haydn Mursell.

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