Firm takes on £25 million council contract

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NORTH YORKSHIRE County Council has appointed a new contractor to take over the maintenance of the highways network in a deal worth £25 million per year.

Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited (Ringway) has been awarded the ten year contract starting from April.

The firm will have responsibility for all aspects of highway maintenance, highway improvement, gully emptying, grass cutting, bridge repair and maintenance, street lighting maintenance and maintenance of the County Council vehicle fleet.

Ringway will take over from Balfour Beatty WorkPlace which has held the previous contract since 2002.

It is anticipated that the majority of the staff currently working on the contract for Balfour Beatty WorkPlace will transfer to the new contractor.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, Executive member for highways said: “The tender assessment has been thorough and the contract has been awarded to the company which submitted the best bid both in terms of price and quality. It will provide excellent value for money for the residents of North Yorkshire.”