A 50-50 joint venture between Tarmac and Kier has been awarded the Lot 2 contract of the Transport for London (TfL) Highways Maintenance and Project Framework to maintain and improve highways and related assets covering a 189km network in north London.

The framework will run for eight years, with the potential to extend by an additional four. Mobilisation is due to commence this month and the contract is due to start in April 2021. It can be accessed by TfL, London Boroughs and other TfL group companies.

Paul Fleetham, managing director, Tarmac Construction, said: “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to work collaboratively with TfL and our partner Kier to deliver a safe and sustainable network in north London.

“A key strategic focus will be working efficiently to minimise disruption to residents and the travelling public while supporting TfL’s Healthy Streets and Vision Zero initiatives. By leveraging our collective knowledge, expertise and network of materials plants the Tarmac-Kier JV offers an exciting integrated partnership to meet London’s highways challenge.”

Group managing director for Kier Highways, Joe Incutti, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. Kier is proud to have worked with TfL to provide safe and sustainable journeys for people walking, cycling and travelling on London’s roads since 2007, and we are looking forward to continuing to do so alongside our partner Tarmac.”

Glynn Barton, TfL’s Director of Network Management, said: “Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving. These new maintenance and small projects frameworks will help us to keep these roads safe and well maintained for years to come, as we work to cut road danger and congestion and make London one of the best cities for walking and cycling.”

The Highways Maintenance and Project Framework is a brand-new single supplier framework launched by TfL and it has three Lots covering different geographical areas in London.

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