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Amey scoops Gloucestershire highways deal worth up to £450m

Amey has won a contract worth up to £450m to maintain Gloucestershire’s highways.

The £130m deal, which will last a minimum of five years, could be extended to up to 11 years, taking its value to as much as £450m.

The company was named preferred bidder for the contract, due to commence on 1 April 2014, by Gloucestershire County Council.

The Ferrovial subsidiary will be responsible for managing and maintaining 10,000 km of roads in Gloucestershire. It will provide services including winter maintenance and highway improvement schemes to the county’s local authorities.

The Gloucestershire deal is the sixth major highways contract that Amey has picked up this year.

It follows deals with Liverpool City Council, Transport Scotland, the asset support contracts for areas 6 and 8 with the Highways Agency, the New South Wales state government agency and the Queensland Government Department in Australia.

Amey will be adding to the services it already provides in Gloucestershire, which include refuse and recycling collection, street cleaning and grounds maintenance.

Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “We are looking forward to further enhancing our services to the residents of Gloucestershire and will draw on our existing footprint in the local area, along with our national highways experience, to provide high-quality yet cost-efficient services for the county”.

Council cabinet member for highways Vernon Smith said: “I am confident that in Amey we have appointed a highways contractor that will provide the quality services our county deserves as well as value for money for Gloucestershire’s taxpayers.”

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