CONTRACTORS are lining up to compete for a £1 billion maintenance programme to improve London's roads over the next decade.
Accord, Mouchel Parkman, Amey, London Highways Alliance (led by McNicholas Plc, Morrison, RCS, Nuttall and Fitzpatrick are all vying for the job, which will see the capital's roads divided by region into north, south and central.
The contracts for TfL Streets Management will be let separately, but will all start at the same time - next April.
Tenders were returned at the beginning of this month.
A spokesman for TfL said: 'We are now going through the process of evaluating them and aim to award the contracts by the end of the year.
'TfL is looking to take on more of a network operator role from April 2007. This means TfL will be looking to add to its workforce, particularly in the area of network management.'