Council awards £70m+ Highways Maintenance contract

Bromley Council has announced that the firm JB Riney & Co Ltd will be in charge of pothole repairs and other highways maintenance across the borough as part of an eight-year deal worth more than £70 million.

The major and minor work contracts, which includes resurfacing, pothole repairs and street lighting, was awarded to JB Riney at the executive meeting on April 20, following a “competitive tender process”.

The contracts involve planned footway and road resurfacing, public realm improvements, traffic schemes, street lighting and highway drainage, as well as providing the winter maintenance service and smaller reactive minor work including pothole repairs and replacing broken paving slabs.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: “Residents, rightly so, expect roads to be well maintained enabling easy travel around the borough whether for work, leisure or business. Our philosophy therefore is to invest in major resurfacing and reconstruction projects which means that as there are fewer minor repairs to do, it’s more cost-effective in the longer term.

“Although we still tackle the smaller jobs like repairing potholes, preserving and maintaining roads and pavements increases their longevity. We will continue with this and the new contactor will carry out all planned major work along with the small-scale day-to-day jobs.”

The council is responsible for the borough’s 856 miles of footway and 552 miles of road.

John Davis, managing director at JB Riney, added: “We’re delighted to have been awarded these contracts. Securing both major and minor works is testament to the quality and expertise of the Riney team and builds on our track record as a trusted London borough partner.

“We’re looking forward to working with colleagues at Bromley to support the Borough, further improve its highways asset and deliver excellence for all local road users.”