Kier appointed to £750m highways framework

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Kier has been selected for a new £750 million highways framework in the East of England that will save millions of pounds over the next four years.

It is one of six contractors appointed to the major works Lot of the Eastern Highways Framework 2 which will provide an efficient way to procure investment in highways.

The project is set to reduce the time and costs involved in delivering highway maintenance and improvement schemes.

The lot Kier has been appointed to will focus on the delivery of larger capital-funded schemes and improvements such as link roads, bypasses, public transport investment and new structures, and may also include larger-scale maintenance works.

Jag Paddam, Kier Infrastructure managing director with responsibility for this work, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have won a place on the Eastern Highways Framework.

We have extensive experience of providing highways services throughout the country and this award further reinforces our position as the UK’s leading highways construction, management and maintenance provider.

It’s great to have our comprehensive health & safety processes, regional presence and experience, collaborative style and positive approach – all of which were given as reasons for the award – recognised.”