Leicestershire issues roadworks contract
The Nottingham-based civil engineering and surfacing company, Thomas Bow City Asphalt, have secured a £36M contract, spanning a total of four-years, to provide road repair works to the city of Leicester and the surrounding county of Leicestershire.
Through the terms of the contract Thomas Bow City Asphalt will act as the principal contractor, providing services such as traffic management, road marking, road planning, and surfacing for a grand total of 3,000 miles of roads and highways.
The Managing director at Thomas Bow, Alistair Bow stated: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council as it’s not only a really significant contract but the work really complements our stronghold across the East Midlands.
“The framework win has also allowed us to take on a further two surfacing teams – a total of 19 full time roles – as well as invest in new equipment such as pavers and vehicles. As a firm, we have extensive experience working across the Midlands and Yorkshire, so this appointment will help boost the work we’re already doing in the region.
“We’ve had an excellent few years here at Thomas Bow – from our 150th anniversary in 2017 to securing Highway England framework win via a joint venture with Breedon Southern Limited in 2018, this contract provides a great support to 2019.”
A Leicestershire County Council spokesperson added: “The maintenance and upkeep of our roads is a vitally important aspect of the work delivered by the county council. From pothole repairs to resurfacing, we’re responsible for more than 2,500 miles of roads.
“Ensuring the extensive road network runs smoothly is no mean feat and requires a large degree of co-ordination and flexibility. Carriageway repairs require quick solutions to make sure the impact on the travelling public is minimal.
“We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Thomas Bow City Asphalt to provide carriageway patching and repairs across the county, while, at the same time, ensuring that we’re delivering value for money for the council taxpayer.”
Other recent projects undertaken by Thomas Bow include the £10M contract to surface the second phase of the Nottingham tram network as well as the resurfacing of car parks at Birmingham Airport and Lincoln Transport Hub.
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