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Kier clinches £140m highways contract

20 December 2016 08:16

Kier Group has been awarded a 15-year contract, valued at around £140m, for repair and maintenance services on Area 13 of the Highways England network. The new Area 13 contract, which commences on 1 April, will see Kier provide routine and cyclic maintenance, defect repairs, emergency incident response, traffic management and severe weather services.

Kier is currently the incumbent operator on Area 13, which covers Cumbria and north Lancashire, and this award builds on its excellent track record in the region, which includes repairs to the flood damaged A591 in December 2015. In addition, final negotiations are under way to secure a two-year contract to provide maintenance services on Areas 6 and 8, covering East Anglia and the East of England. This new two-year contract is expected to commence on 1 April.

Chief executive Haydn Mursell said: "We are pleased to have secured the Area 13 contract and look forward to the completion of the negotiations around Areas 6 and 8. These awards reflect Kier's ability to tailor its services to Highways England's evolving delivery model, as well as maintain the Group's leadership in the growing UK highways management and maintenance market. We look forward to working with the Highways England team."

At 8:16am: (LON:KIE) Kier Group PLC share price was +17.5p at 1411.5p

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