Balfour Beatty secures £330m highways contract


Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a £330 million six-year highways maintenance contract extension by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC).  

Credit: Balfour Beatty.

The extension builds on a current six-year contract with LCC which is due to end in 2026, extending it until Spring 2032. 

The contract will continue to employ a workforce of 183, including 10 apprenticeship and graduate positions. 

Maintenance of the regions 9,240 km of road also includes drainage cleaning and winter and reactive services such as gritting, road repairs and traffic management. 

The company will use its Operational Control Hub, launched this year, to monitor all activities in real time and drive efficiencies across the network. 

It serves as a platform to promptly address network issues, facilitating real-time digital planning, and offers efficient organisation of reactive and emergency works, along with streamlined defect reporting in a digital environment. 

The extension follows a deal with a leading South Korean construction company to work collaboratively on new large-scale onshore power transmission and distribution projects across the UK. 

“We are delighted that Lincolnshire County Council have extended our contract by a further six years, testament to the strong relationship we have built,” said Steve Helliwell, managing director of Balfour Beatty Living Places. 

“Today’s announcement will see us continue to provide a best-in-class highways maintenance service, whilst offering customer focused solutions in a collaborative partnership and leaving a lasting positive legacy for the communities we serve.” 

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