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VolkerHighways wins £49m council contract

VolkerHighways has won a £49m contract with Bath and North East Somerset Council.

The seven-year contract for maintenance of the area’s highways will begin on 1 April 2019.

VolkerHighways has promised that 90 per cent of the workforce and supply chain involved will be sourced from the local area.

Mark Shelford, head of transport at the council, said: “VolkerHighways will be using the latest technologies to repair road surfaces and will be using operating systems that provide real-time information on repairs for greater efficiency.

“A new fleet will be made up of the latest low emission-compliant vehicles, as part of our commitment to a cleaner and greener city.”

He added: “It is essential that our critical services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner, and this contract allows the council to maintain and improve its highway network, keep traffic flowing and make sure residents are kept fully informed when road works are under way.”

The council has the option to extend the contract for a further three years.

The highway contractor won a £68m contract with Wokingham Borough Council in Berkshire earlier this year (pictured).

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