Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier
16 October 2020 Press Release

New Framework for delivering highway maintenance

Ten councils in the east of England have launched a framework for delivering highway maintenance and improvement schemes that could be worth up to £400m over four years.

The Eastern Highways Framework 3 has created a bank of contractors to manage schemes worth up to £30m such as roundabouts, cycle paths, new roads and other infrastructure.

The successful contractors awarded onto the framework are BAM Nuttall, Dyer & Butler Ltd, John Sisk & Son, Eurovia UK Ltd, Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, Interserve Construction Ltd, Jackson Civil Engineering Group Ltd and Marlborough Highways.

The framework will provide benefits to the way local authorities in the East of England deliver highway works. The councils say the framework will aim to reduce the time and cost of such projects and provide an efficient and effective way to procure investment in highways.

The exercise was led by Essex County Council on behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance which has been in existence for the last eight years.

The members of the Eastern Highways Alliance are: Cambridgeshire County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Luton Borough Council, Norfolk County Council, Peterborough City Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and Thurrock Council.