Following the recent announcement of up to £200 million in major capital projects associated with the publication of Westmorland and Furness Council’s Capital Works Framework (2024-2028), a further £100 million in highways contract opportunities have now been released.
Two contracts are on offer, both lasting up to six years from 2024.
The surface treatment contract with an estimated value of £40 million will deliver the programme for highway maintenance surface dressing, micro asphalt surfacing and high friction surfacing and other associated surface treatments as well as pre-surface treatment patching work, if required, to support the council’s in-house teams.
This contract is for both the design and construction phases, with the successful contractor having responsibility for all on-site testing and the design of the surface treatments.
The second contract, which will see one supplier providing highways core surfacing works across the county, will have an estimated value of £60 million. These works require an experienced specialist in this area and include all significant machine-laid highway resurfacing works, along with associated civil works, road marking replacements and temporary traffic management.
The schemes will generally involve the maintenance and repair of existing highways including, inlay, overlay and partial or full reconstruction.
Cllr Peter Thornton, Westmorland and Furness Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Assets, said:
“Our residents and local businesses expect good quality, well maintained highways. We are committed to providing the best possible within the funding provided by the government’s highway grant. We have a good record of effective working with our contractors and this process will enable us to continue working with them in the future”.