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£400m road maintenance term deal goes to Ringway

CONTRACTS - KENT

RINGWAY has clinched a £400 million deal to carry out road maintenance in Kent.

The firm saw off competition from Amey, Carillion and Raynesway to win the contract from Kent County Council.

Under it Ringway, which is the incumbent contractor, will carry out routine maintenance, resurfacing and minor improvements over five years.

There is a possible further fiveyear extension. Other works such as cycle lanes, roadworks, landscaping and surface treatment will also be included.

A separate deal for consultants, called the Network Maintenance Term contract, worth £100 million over a similar period, has also been let.

Jacobs Babtie secured this deal, beating rivals Mouchel Parkman, Mott MacDonald and Capita Symonds.

A council spokesman said: 'We awarded the contracts at the same time to make everything as efficient as possible.' The consultant will act as an overseer, assisting with the construction and maintenance work, and will give advice on putting improvements into practice.