Highways England has awarded a hefty package of £25 million for road maintenance and improvement across the East of England.
Part of the Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF), the investment will ensure road maintenance and improvement work is undertaken across 84 programmes, with projects ranging from surfacing, drainage and signage, to bridge projects and concrete road repairs.
Many key roads in the region are set to benefit, including the M11, A11, M1 and A14.
Highways England has confirmed the maintenance and improvement projects will be carried out by GRAHAM – a key and integral part of the organisation’s supply chain.
The organisation have form in delivering major work packages on the CDF; in 2017, GRAHAM worked on a £19 million contract across the A47, A11, A1 and A12 roads, resulting in key safety improvements, structures and technology schemes.
Rob Cook is Regional Manager for GRAHAM. He spoke about the aims of the latest investment package, which will deliver maintenance and improvements across a number of roads, making them safer for those businesses who need to use them.
He said: “We have worked with Highways England on its Collaborative Delivery Framework since 2017, and have delivered many successful improvements to Britain’s roads during this period.
“We’re delighted to have been awarded this latest package, which we will continue to deliver with the open and honest values that make GRAHAM such a respected partner in the highways industry.
“The mobilisation of the P&Q packages represent the next steps in our ongoing relationship with Highways England and as part of their customer focus strategy we will be supporting and engaging with the local community throughout the programme of works, with several initiatives currently planned for rollout.”
Design teams from AECOM and Mott MacDonald/Sweco will support the works, and local stakeholder groups, businesses and the community will benefit from engagement with the contractor.