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Highways England awards two contracts worth over £325m in the East Midlands

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A maintenance and response contract expected to be worth more than £300 million and running for up to 15 years has been awarded to Amey as part of Highways England’s new delivery arrangements in the East Midlands.

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The contract, which will run from July 1, 2016, will see Amey delivering routine highway maintenance services, repairs to defects, emergency incident response and severe weather services on the East Midlands network.

It is the second contract to be awarded under the set of new arrangements in the East Midlands, which sees Highways England making a change from its previous way of working, bringing key functions in-house to take direct control of its road network.

A new 5 year design services contract, with an expected value of over £25m, was awarded to Kier Highways earlier this month.

Kier’s duties will include preparing technical designs and undertaking supporting work for capital projects from an initial scheme feasibility phase through to the as-built phase, and will run from July 1, 2016.

Further contracts will be awarded for specialist goods and services in the coming months and suppliers will be appointed to the new framework for delivering construction works in late April. All contracts will begin on 1 July 2016, once the current Managing Agent Contract with Aone+ has expired.

Highways England will be working with the successful contractors to ensure that they are mobilised and ready to begin delivering key services from 1 July 2016.

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