Press release

Road maintenance contract kicks off in Yorkshire

New contract awarded to respond to issues on motorways and major A roads in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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A new contract to maintain and respond to issues on Yorkshire and the Humber’s motorways and major A roads has been awarded to highways specialist A-one+.

The Highways England contract, which will run from 7 June, will ensure the region’s strategic roads are well maintained and safe to use for the 270,000 businesses and 5,000,000 people based in the region.

A-one+ will provide routine highway maintenance services, emergency incident response and severe weather services, as well as renewal and small scale improvement projects, on the Yorkshire and Humber network.

The company has successfully retained the contract for the Yorkshire and the Humber area. The new contract model will focus more on the long term effective maintenance and development of the highways assets.

The contract will also provide a platform to drive innovation, efficiencies and savings, such as requiring A-one+ to give greater focus on combining routine maintenance work with projects to minimise the impact on the travelling public, and deliver better value for money.

Highways England Service Delivery Team Leader for Yorkshire and the Humber, Roger Wantling, said:

This new way of working will allow us build on what we have already committed on Yorkshire’s motorways and major A roads.

The new contract model will focus on safety, keeping our network in a good, safe and serviceable condition while offering value for money to our customers, as well as putting our customers and partners at the heart of what we do.

I would like to congratulate A-one+ on winning the contract and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future to deliver first class services for drivers.

A-one+ Area 12 General Manager Brian Statham said:

I am delighted that A-one+ has been successful in the award of the new Area 12 Asset Support Contract. This gives us a great opportunity to build on the achievements of the last contract, working collaboratively with safety, customer and delivery at the forefront in everything we do.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 31 May 2016