The Highways Agency has appointed five contractors to a new £400 million managed works framework contract covering the East and South East of England.
Works to be carried out include resurfacing roads and maintaining bridges.
The initial length of the contract is two years but it can be extended to four with each individual project worth up to £10 million.
Users of the framework will include local highway authorities and other public sector clients in the two agency regions.
The five contractors will operate on behalf the Highways Agency in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex.
The new contract also includes the option to work on the M25.