Interserve, Carillion, Birse Civils, a BAM Nuttall and Hanson JV, and a Costain JV with Lafarge Aggregates appointed by Highways Agency

The UK Highways Agency has appointed five contractors to a £400m managed works framework contract covering the East and South-east of England.

The winners were Interserve Project Services, Carillion Civil Engineering, a joint venture between BAM Nuttall and Hanson, Birse Civils, and a joint venture between Lafarge Aggregates and Costain.

The contract will include road resurfacing and bridge maintenance

The two-year framework contract can be extended to up to four years based on performance and the needs of the Highways Agency.

The contract will include maintenance and improvement works, involving the resurfacing of roads and maintaining bridges, with each project valued at up to £10m.

The framework has a maximum advertised value of up to £400m over four years, and will be open for use by the local highway authorities and other public sector clients in the two agency regions.

The new contract also includes the option to work on the M25.