Who we are

Kier is the UK’s leading highways service provider, working with a wide range of partners from key central organisations like Highways England through to a wide range of local authorities, who are collectively responsible for the roads we travel on. We manage 30,000km of the UK’s strategic and local authority road network.

For over 90 years we have helped clients to deliver a wide range of road, bridge and tunnel projects, and have handled everything from planning, programming and delivery of major road schemes to routine maintenance and operation.

What we do

Our focus is on collaboration with our clients, our supply chain partners and our peers to share learning and experience, as well as to support the creation, development and implementation of new ideas and innovations in a world where technology is transforming the way we plan, travel and experience journeys.

We handle everything from the planning, programming and delivery of major road schemes to routine maintenance and operation. We focus on research and collaboration with stakeholders to find innovative solutions which will improve our roads and make a positive impact on local communities. We specialise in surface dressing for local authorities across the UK, from full resurfacing schemes to repairing minor defects. 

Here are a few examples of where Kier is having a significant impact. 


Strategic Highways

  • We maintain one of the most complex and busiest road systems in the UK, the world-renowned Spaghetti Junction in the West Midlands – carrying 60,000 vehicles each day.
  • With Highways England, we are transforming the Smart motorway network in the UK to improve traffic flow and safety.
  • We manage and maintain more tunnels for strategic roads in the UK than any other provider.
  • We are delivering major sections of the Smart Motorways Project, designed to deliver extra capacity and more reliable journey times on the motorway network.
  • At the iconic new six lane Mersey Gateway toll bridge, we have pushed efficiencies through the £600m project and introduced innovative design of viaducts.

Local Highways

  • We deliver highways services to 4.2m people across 20 local authorities.
  • Cornwall Council and Highways England has benefited from a £33m joint funded contract to dual the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake.
  • Our routine, reactive maintenance includes emptying gullies, surface treatment and repairing pot-holes for local authorities across the UK.
  • Our local authority contract education and social value plans generate £1.6m of social value each year.

Safety In Mind

'Safety In Mind' is a Kier Highways mental health awareness campaign that encourages employees to look after their own mental health and also keep an eye out for any colleagues who may be struggling.

This campaign aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.

Find out more information about this campaign >

View our projects

Every project we deliver is an opportunity for us to bring our unique thinking to solve problems, innovate and collaborate with our clients and beyond.

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Featured awards

" Kier are a skilled and resourceful team who care about our customers and get the job done. "
Jim O’ Sullivan CEO Highways England

Further information

Natalie Geraghty

Head of Customer and Communications

Kier Highways

Photograph of Kier Highways