£100m deal to operate stretch of M40

Contractor Carillion has been awarded a 20-year contract by UK Highways for the maintenance of the M40 between the M25 and Warwick. The framework is worth around £100 million to operate and maintain this sector of the M40. The contract includes network management, safety inspections, cyclical and routine maintenance, accident and emergency response, third party claims and winter maintenance.

Carillion's chief executive John McDonough said: 'We are delighted to have been awarded this enhanced and extended contract, which further strengthens our portfolio of long-term road maintenance contracts. This will enable us to continue to build on the investment we have made in providing a high quality service for road users.'