Kier has been awarded a place on the Bristol City Highways Asset Management and Associated Works Framework to deliver carriageway surface treatments under Lot 2.

Surface dressing and micro asphalt carriageway treatments will be carried out by the Kier Highways Surface Treatments Business (STB) under the framework which delivers the preventative maintenance surfacing programme annually and is a key programme tackling the potholes in Bristol. It will start on 1 October 2021 and last four years.

The contract solely covers Bristol City, meaning it will be predominantly urban working. 

James Birch, managing director for local highways at Kier, said: “This is the first time we have been awarded work by Bristol City Council and we are looking forward to working collaboratively with them over the next four years.

“To help improve the city’s roads for the local communities, we will be using cleaner, more efficient equipment that will reduce our carbon footprint in line with our target to have all fleet and plant transitioned to alternative fuel by 2030.”

A Bristol City Council spokesperson said: “The work being carried out by Kier is cost effective and essential for our city’s road network to continue running smoothly and safely. Improving the condition of our roads ensures we have well-maintained and high-quality transport connections to prevent disruption to residents in the long-term.”

The award is another boost for the business adding to new works delivered in Oldham and West Sussex during 2021. So far this year, STB has carried out 4.8m sqm of surface dressing for other local authority clients such as Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Shropshire.


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