Cost reduction, reliability and safety are attributes we value highly. We have a huge amount of knowledge and experience that can be used to help our clients deliver their commitments in these areas.
By operating across many markets, often in partnership, we are exposed to varied demands, motorists and expectations. We use this to help our clients drive efficiencies and ultimately reduce costs to meet the government’s savings targets.
Skanska was named UK’s greenest company, by The Sunday Times in 2011, so we also bring the benefits of our expertise in sustainable construction and maintenance to the highways sector.
Building better roads
Our flagship contract is the M25 improvement programme, one of the world's busiest motorways. This mega infrastructure project, working in joint venture with Balfour Beatty, was completed in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The team delivered the £1 billion widening project several weeks early – along with significant savings, shared with Highways England. The challenging, fast-track programme of £1 million turnover per day over a three-year period was achieved with minimal disruption to traffic flows.
The project team is now delivering the £321 million later upgraded sections of the M25.
Keeping the network moving
Around 4 million customers rely on the UK network every day, so making sure it is working properly is a constant challenge. We understand these challenges and have put measures in place to ensure road users are informed and have safe and reliable journeys.
Our comprehensive highways maintenance service includes: planned and reactive maintenance, highway improvement schemes, winter maintenance, emergency response and horticulture management. Across the UK, we currently maintain over 11,100 miles of carriageways, 5,800 miles of footways and 9,500 structures.
We have more than 30 years’ experience of maintaining highways across the UK and are able to draw on the company’s extensive global capability. In Sweden, for example, Skanska is responsible for the operation and maintenance of parts of the Swedish road network. Teams work around the clock, every day of the year, providing winter maintenance, traffic control devices and signage, road maintenance, road sweeping and landscaping services.