Amey Consulting had landed the second north west roads contract in as many months following its appointment by Highways England on a £49.7m design services project.
Starting in April 2019, the firm will be responsible for carrying out the designs of structures, drains, barriers, signs, landscaping, lighting, traffic signals and other features across the northwest’s 260 miles of motorway and 50 miles of major A roads.
It falls in line with the contract awarded to Amey last month which will see them carrying out routine maintenance, repairing defects, responding to emergency incidents and providing severe weather services over the same section of roads, starting also next April.
Further asset delivery contracts will be awarded for construction works framework in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire in the coming months. Highways England will be working with all the successful contractors to ensure that they are ready to begin delivering key services from April 2019.
Highways England’s executive director of operations Nick Harris said: “This contract will enable Highways England to deliver schemes which will improve both journeys for our customer and the condition of the road network.”
Amey chief executive Andy Milner said: “Collaboration is at the core of Amey Consulting’s approach, and working closely with Highways England and the asset delivery community, we look forward to delivering long-lasting benefits for the communities of the northwest.”