Extension to two road maintenance contracts in North Yorkshire and Hampshire will cover almost 8,000 roads.
Contractor Balfour Beatty has won extensions to two road maintenance contracts in North Yorkshire and Hampshire worth £170m.
In North Yorkshire, a contract originally awarded in January 2002 by the county council has been extended by four years from 2008 to 2012. The extension will be worth about £140 million and covers almost 8,000 kilometres of country roads and more than 1,500 bridges.
In Hampshire, the extension of the contract, which began in 2002, is for one year to 2008 and is worth around £30 million. It covers the maintenance of county roads and covers similar work to the North Yorkshire contract.
Balfour Beatty chief executive, Ian Tyler said: "These contract extensions represent a strong endorsement of our processes and performance in road management and maintenance, and reflect great credit on our teams and their ability to work with our customers and respond to their needs."