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Balfour Beatty secures £330m highways contract extension

by Mark Cantrell
Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a £330m, six-year highways maintenance contract extension by Lincolnshire County Council

Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) has been awarded a £330m, six-year highways maintenance contract extension by Lincolnshire County Council (LLC).

The extension builds on the current six-year contract, which is due to end in 2026; this latest win will take BBLP’s service provision up to Spring 2032.

Under the new contract, the company will continue to work closely with the council to maintain the region’s 9,240 kilometres of carriageways, provide drainage cleaning services, as well as winter and reactive highways maintenance, such as gritting, road repairs, and traffic management.

Steve Helliwell, BBLP’s managing director, said: “We are delighted that Lincolnshire County Council have extended our contract by a further six years, testament to the strong relationship we have built.

“[This] announcement will see us continue to provide a best-in-class highways maintenance service, whilst offering customer focused solutions in a collaborative partnership and leaving a lasting positive legacy for the communities we serve.”

The company will utilise its state-of-the-art control room, which launched this year, to monitor all activities in real-time, and drive efficiencies across the local road network.

The hub serves as a platform for teams to promptly address network issues, facilitating real-time digital planning. It empowers efficient organisation of both reactive and emergency works, along with streamlined defect reporting in a dynamic digital environment.

Jonathan Evans, the council’s head of highways client and contractual management services, said: “The LCC executive unanimously voted in favour of extending the contractual arrangement with Balfour Beatty Living Places by a further six years, ensuring long-term service continuity and allowing both parties to focus on strategic improvements in service delivery.

“In addition to this, we have secured a number of improvements for the residents of Lincolnshire and I’m excited to work with Balfour Beatty to implement these in the near future.”


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