New Highways Service for Hampshire

Press release 02/03/2017 10:00 CET

Hampshire County Council has announced that the contractor for the Hampshire Highways Contract to deliver highways maintenance services in Hampshire over the next seven years is Skanska.

New Highways Service for Hampshire

This announcement comes after a thorough contract procurement process that included detailed negotiations and assessed quality and price. It takes effect from 1 August this year, and has an option to extend for a further five years past 2024 based on successful performance.

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council said: “Well maintained roads and pavements are vital for the continued economic prosperity of Hampshire, and the quality of life of everyone who lives here. The County Council is committed to providing the best possible highways service to residents and businesses, and has an excellent track record in taking an innovative, long term and effective approach to looking after Hampshire’s roads.

“This new contract has been years in the planning.  We’ve worked with councillors across all political parties, talked to other authorities, researched the market, and engaged with all potential suppliers to fully understand what they can offer Hampshire. I’m confident that our new contract is competitive, offers good value for money for Hampshire’s council taxpayers and can deliver the quality of work Hampshire’s residents expect and deserve.

“We are all very much looking forward to working with Skanska.”

Simon White, Operations Director for Skanska, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. We look forward to working with Hampshire County Council to help it improve the highways network by providing a high-quality highways maintenance service. We will bring innovative and cost-effective solutions to help maintain and improve roads across the county.”