The new Area 13 contract, which commences 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 currently the incumbent operator on Area 13, which covers Cumbria and north Lancashire, and this award builds on its excellent track record in the region, which includes repairs to the flood damaged A591 in December 2015.
In addition, final negotiations are underway to secure a two-year contract to provide maintenance services on Areas 6 and 8, covering East Anglia and the East of England. This new two-year contract is expected to commence on 1 April 2017.
These awards will further build on Kier's market leading position in the strategic highways maintenance sector.
Kier Group's Chief Executive, Haydn Mursell, commented: "We are pleased to have secured the Area 13 contract and look forward to the completion of the negotiations around Areas 6 and 8. These awards reflect Kier's ability to tailor its services to Highways England's evolving delivery model, as well as maintain the Group's leadership in the growing UK highways management and maintenance market. We look forward to working with the Highways England team."