The UK's Highways Agency has selected Balfour Beatty and its joint venture (JV) partner Mott MacDonald for the £300m Area 10 Asset Support Contract (ASC) in Northwest England.
The JV, under the ASC contract, will operate, maintain and improve over 500km of motorway and trunk roads in Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and parts of Lancashire.
Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said in awarding the contract to the JV, the Highways Agency has recognised the JV's track record in delivering high-profile projects for the highways sector.
"As a Group, we are committed to growing our share of the transport maintenance market, both in the UK and overseas and are one of the longest established providers in this vital service-led sector," Tyler added.
Balfour and Mott MacDonald, with a 70:30 share in the JV respectively, have plans to mobilise the ASC maintenance contract in November, with work set to be carried out over the next five years.
The Highways Agency has also awarded the Area 4 contract in the South East to the JV.
Balfour Beatty has partnered in the design, finance, operation and maintenance of the strategic route network in England and in the current M25 design, build, finance, operate (DBFO) contract in UK.