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Balfour among firms on £762m highways deals

Balfour Beatty, Colas and WSP have won Lincolnshire County Council highways services contracts worth £762m, subject to approval by the council executive.

Balfour has been recommended by Lincolnshire’s officers for the main highways contract worth £638m.

The UK’s largest contractor will be responsible for the majority of the county’s road repairs once the awards have been officially signed off.

Colas has been recommended for the council’s traffic signal contract, worth an estimated £26m, while WSP is preferred for the £98m professional design services contract.

The awards need to be signed off by the council’s executive before they are finalised.

The contracts come into effect 1 April 2020, and each last for six years with an option to extend for a further six.

Lincolnshire County Council executive member for highways Richard Davies said: It was important to get the best possible deal for taxpayers, so we’ve put a lot of time and care into these negotiations.

“The new contracts will see significant investment in improved equipment and new technology at highways depots around the county, which will mean better road repairs going forward.”

He added that companies involved said they would use local suppliers on the jobs.

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