Trio win £140m Somerset road deals

Somerset Council has awarded three new contracts worth a total of £140m to deliver road maintenance and improvements across its network.

Kiely Bros Ltd and Heidelberg Materials have win four-year deals worth £50m each to deliver surface treatment services and resurfacing services respectively.

The third four-year contract worth up to £40m has been awarded to Octavius Infrastructure Ltd to deliver new infrastructure assets, including traffic calming and active travel measures.

The trio will work alongside Kier Transportation who recently signed a new eight-year contract worth £225m with the council to deliver essential core maintenance across its road network.

The current contract with Milestone Infrastructure comes to an end at the end of March and the council has divided up the existing deal into four separate contracts covering different areas of service delivery.

Councillor Mike Rigby, Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Transport and Digital said: “We’re really pleased to announce these latest contracts, it signals a new era for our highways contracts, which are focused on ensuring maximum value and sustainability for these essential services.”

Kiely Group Managing Director, Mike Kiely said: “Kiely Group has provided over 20 million square meters of surface dressing work across the county since we began working here in 2008 and we are thankful to the local authority for their open-minded and collaborative approach throughout the years.

“We remain committed to maintaining the road network for the residents of the county over the duration of this next contract.”

Gareth Day, Asphalt and Contracting Managing Director at Heidelberg Materials UK, said: “We have a proven track record in delivering high quality, lower carbon, value-for-money schemes that help our customers meet their efficiency and sustainability targets and improve roads for local residents.”

Gavin Pritchard, Managing Director Octavius Highways added: “We will take every opportunity we can to collaborate with Somerset’s own team, local stakeholders and communities and work closely with the other appointed partners.

“Our aim is to openly share best practice and learning to deliver the very best solutions in fulfilling the needs of the people of Somerset, highway users and in doing so address climate change.”

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