Road savings

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A NEW West Sussex highways maintenance and improvement contract which could save between £10 and £18 million over the next five years has been launched. Balfour Beatty is now working with the County Council under the name ‘West Sussex Highways’ to look after roads and footways and carry out improvement schemes.

The contract will be masterminded from Horsham with the creation of a new ‘highways hub’ based at County Hall North, where staff from the county council and Balfour Beatty will work side-by-side to minimise potential duplication of activity and effort. The existing Highway Area Offices at Broadbridge Heath, Clapham and Oving will also continue to operate.

The five-year contract is also aimed at providing an improved service.