Contractors advice wanted on £400m concrete road renewal deal

Grant Prior 5 days ago
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Highways England is looking for input from contractors over plans for a £400m concrete road resurfacing framework.

The deal would cover renewal work to “legacy concrete” which is exposed or covered with a thin layer of asphalt.

Highways England is now asking contractors for their advice on how the framework would operate.

Legacy concrete pavements currently account for 4 % of the national strategic road network.

A Highways England OJEU notice said: “Critical failures in the last three years have focused the need to develop a comprehensive response to the safety concerns associated with this pavement.”

The latest planned framework for 2020-2025 is part of a rolling resurfacing programme worth £1bn over the next two decades.

The notice added: “Highways England’s philosophy is to maintain by repairing the good concrete and maintain it in a safe state of repair until replacement becomes due, measured against condition and load model parameters.”

Works would include:

  • Surveys, investigations and tests,
  • Design:
  • Repair and maintenance;
  • Renewals:

Highways England is now carrying out a Market engagement questionnaire in relation to the procurement.

Contact ConcreteRoads@highwaysengland.co.uk to receive a copy of the questionnaire.

Highways England will also be conducting a supplier industry event next month and you can egister your interest at the above email address.

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