Kier Highways has been awarded a 15-month interim highways services contract for Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL), which began on 1 April 2019 and runs until 29 June 2020.
Kier will manage the city's traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections and winter servicing. It will cover more than 2,500km of road and 5,000km of footways, as well as 846 structures, three tunnels, 94,000 street lighting columns, 76,000 highway trees and the city's traffic control system.
Joe Incutti, acting group managing director for Kier Highways, said: "We have a wealth of experience in successfully designing and maintaining local authority roads. We're a trusted supplier and already operate in the Midlands delivering maintenance to one of the most complex and busy highway networks in the UK, including Spaghetti Junction, which carries 60,000 vehicles each day.
"We are looking forward to working alongside Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Highways Ltd on this contract to keep roads in Birmingham safe and reliable."
Natasha Rouse, chief executive of BHL, said: "We look forward to working with Kier. The company has put together a robust offer that demonstrates its ability to provide a good quality of service and mobilise quickly and efficiently. We aim to achieve a seamless transition to our new provider while continuing to service the city's highways network."