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Tarmac wins £120m M25 surfacing deal

Tarmac has bagged a contract worth up to £120m to carry out pavement resurfacing across the M25.

The contract with M25 operator and maintainer Connect Plus will be worth around £10m a year and it is understood it could last for up to 12 years.

It will see the firm deliver pavement resurfacing across 440 km of M25 motorway and its arterial roads.

Tarmac has been working for Connect Plus for the last five years and the new deal is understood to be for six years, with an option to extend it for another six.

Made up of Balfour Beatty, Edge Orbital Holdings and Egis Projects, the Connect Plus consortium has a 30-year design, build and finance contract to operate and maintain the M25 network for Highways England.

The work will also include resurfacing of the roads, fine milling and joint sealing across the M25 with the aim of reducing whole-life costs and minimising maintenance demands on the network.

Tarmac Contracting managing director Paul Fleetham said: “This major award reflects our strong working relationship with Connect Plus and our proven track record of close collaboration with network operators to improve network capacity, minimise disruption and prioritise the safety of road users.

“As well as providing skilled delivery and technical expertise, we will draw on our extensive asphalt plant network in the South-east to provide on-demand access to high-quality materials.”

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