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Balfour Beatty wins £300m road jobs

Balfour Beatty has won two major road contracts worth £300 million.

In a joint venture with Mott MacDonald, Balfour Beatty has been reappointed as the service provider for the Highways Agency under the Area 4 contract in Kent and Sussex.  

The £172 million deal will cover maintenance and improvement services 126 km of motorway, 324 km of trunk roads, two tunnels and 850 structures across Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex over five years.

The new contract is set to start in October 2009 with the option to extend for a further two years.

Balfour Beatty has been awarded the Early Contractor Involvement contract for the £127 million Norwich Northern Distributor Road by Norfolk County Council.

Work will be delivered by Birse Civils, a division of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering.  

Construction is expected to start in 2012 and will take three years to complete.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “Our activity levels in the UK roads sector are at an all-time high. We are delighted to have been re-appointed by the Highways Agency to deliver network services in Kent and Sussex.  

“We are equally delighted to have been selected to work with Norfolk County Council and look forward to delivering another successful ECI scheme.”