The 25-year, £2.7bn PFI for maintenance and management of Birmingham’s highways is the UK’s biggest local government highways sector PFI.
Amey will improve and maintain 2,500km of the city’s road network, nearly 100,000 street lights, as well as over 850 highway bridges, structures and tunnels.
They will also be continuing the work already started by the council to repair the damage to the road surfaces as a result of the worst winter for 30 years.
Amey has a ‘Year 1’ Resurfacing Programme already prepared, but is likely to adjust the programme to take account of winter damage like potholes.
Councillor Len Gregory, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Street Services, said: “There will be a significant investment in the first five years including; the repair of roads, maintenance of footways, bridges, street lighting and traffic signals, as well as the upkeep of street scenery such as safety barriers, seats and trees.”