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Lafarge Tarmac swoops for £480m roads deal

Lafarge Tarmac has won a highways contract with Norfolk County Council worth up to £480 million.

The deal, which is worth up to £40 million a year, will run for a decade, with an option for a two-year extension.

Under the contract, which starts in April 2014, the company will carry out highway surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, grass cutting, patching, surface dressing, and integrated transport schemes across the county.

Lafarge Tarmac said its commitment to safety, quality and partnering helped to win the deal as well as the company’s existing infrastructure of operations within Norfolk which includes over 10 asphalt plants, railheads and quarries.

The award follows Lafarge Tarmac’s recent contract wins with Halton and Warrington Borough Councils, and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Lafarge Tarmac Contracting managing director Paul Fleetham said: “We have a strong presence in the region, supporting local jobs and local industry, and we’re looking forward to partnering with the teams at Norfolk to deliver highways excellence for all of the county’s road users.”

Norfolk County Council cabinet member for environment, transport, development & waste David Harrison said: “The award of the contract follows an extremely competitive bidding process that resulted in three very good bids. 

“It was Lafarge Tarmac’s ability to drive down costs while ensuring consistently high quality that won the day.

“The contract has the potential to save Norfolk’s taxpayers up to £4.4m a year, and the use of modern techniques and commitment to innovation will ensure excellent value for money at a time when road budgets are under great pressure.”

Lafarge Tarmac has committed to faster reinstatement and site clearance after works as part of the deal.

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