Eleven contractors nab spots under a four year deal

Traffic on a motorway

Highways England has signed a deal with 11 contractors across the country to carry out resurfacing works on motorways and major A roads more quickly.

The framework will be worth up to £3.3bn over the next four years and has been split into 12 lots, divided by regions and major and small renewal jobs.

Two firms have been appointed to each lot.

Highways England’s executive director of operations Nick Harris said: “We know that drivers want and deserve good quality, safe roads which is why since 2015 when Highways England was created we have replaced more than 4,400 miles of road surface.

“This new arrangement will help us tackle uneven road surfaces faster, in a more cost effective and efficient way – keeping journeys safer and offering smoother journeys for the millions of drivers who use our roads every day.”

Tarmac Trading and Aggregate Industries came out on top, each scooping five of the six regional lots for projects worth more than £1m.

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded a place on this framework which is a reflection of our proven experience and outstanding track record of sustainable and efficient project delivery.”

Hanson Contracting won two major lots, while Colas, Eurovia Infrastructure, FM Conway and Breedon Bow Highways each scored spots on two of the six renewals lots.

Single spot winners were Galliford Try Infrastructure, Toppesfield, Huyton Asphalt and Cemex.

Pavement Framework
HE region Type of work Suppliers
North East (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, parts of Derbyshire) Major Tarmac Trading; Aggregate Industries UK
Renewals Colas; Galliford Try Infrastructure
East (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire) Major Tarmac Trading; Hanson Contracting
Renewals Breedon Bow Highways; Toppesfield
South East (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, East Sussex, West Sussex) Major Tarmac Trading; Aggregate Industries UK
Renewals Eurovia Infrastructure; FM Conway
South West (Cornwall, Devon. Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire) Major Aggregate Industries UK; Hanson Contracting
Renewals FM Conway; Cemex Construction Services
Midlands (Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcester, Herefordshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Derbyshire) Major Tarmac Trading; Aggregate Industries UK
Renewals Eurovia Infrastructure; Breedon Bow Highways
North West (Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Lancashire) Major Tarmac Trading; Aggregate Industries UK
Renewals Colas; Huyton Asphalt