£70m+ highway contracts awarded to Riney

Published Friday, 6 July 2018

The major and minor work contracts which includes resurfacing, pothole repairs and street lighting, has been awarded.

The major and minor work contracts which includes resurfacing, pothole repairs and street lighting, has been awarded.

JB Riney & Co. Ltd. has been awarded both council contracts for major and minor work following a decision 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. The new contractor started on July 1 2018.

“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” said Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment.

Well maintained streets not only enhance the look of the neighbourhood they allow pedestrians and all types of road user to travel around the borough with ease. The Council is responsible for the borough’s 856 miles of footway and 552 miles of road and as the single, most valuable asset, the gross replacement cost would be in excess of £1 billion.

John Davis, managing director, JB Riney, said: “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.”

The Highways Maintenance contract is valued at more than £70m over the eight-year duration which has an optional one-year extension.

Residents wishing to report problems in streets or parks are advised to use the council’s mobile-friendly website, www.bromley.gov.uk/report. It’s the quickest and easiest way to report issues as they go immediately to the person or contractor who can fix it. The person receives email updates about the issue and the information is published online so others can see the status - which saves them reporting it too.

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