The Shropshire Highways Alliance
A new partnership responsible for delivering a wide range of highways maintenance and environmental maintenance services in Shropshire begins work on Sunday 1 April 2018.
The Shropshire Highways Alliance is made up of Shropshire Council, WSP – the council’s engineering consultant, and Kier – the council’s new highways maintenance contractor.
From 1 April Kier will be responsible for highways projects and schemes, pothole repair, gritting, bridge maintenance, grass cutting, drainage, street lighting, emergency responses, vehicle maintenance and more.
Kier will work closely with Shropshire Council and WSP in the new alliance, and people will soon see the Shropshire Highways name and logo on vehicles, on signage at the county’s highways depots, and on the hi-vis jackets and hard hats worn by staff.
The contract is for seven years with the option of a further three individual years based on performance. Its value is approximately £21 million per year.
Kier was awarded the contract in late 2017 following a lengthy and detailed procurement process. and it takes over from Ringway, with most of Ringway’s staff transferring across to Kier.