The contractor was appointed by the council under a £19.5m deal last April to provide core maintenance, surface treatment, gritting services and flood prevention across the county’s 4,776km of roads.
Savings have been achieved by May Gurney and the council working in partnership to simplify road repair processes through more efficient work planning and getting work right first time.
New working patterns include reducing the administration around road repairs and empowering crews to use a common sense approach to making minor repairs by allowing them to fill pot holes as they find them – rather than having to report the problem and then wait for a works order.
Jim Harker, General Manager, Public Sector Services, May Gurney said: “Councils are under severe pressure to cut costs, and our work with Surrey proves that by working in partnership with private sector specialists, local authorities can achieve significant savings without compromising on quality of service.
“May Gurney is also extremely proud to have helped Surrey County Council prepare for the Olympic Games, delivering the programme of highways’ works on time and with minimal disruption to Surrey’s residents.”