UK-based construction and infrastructure services provider Kier Highways has secured a £200m maintenance and management contract from Transport for London (TfL).

Under the contract, Kier will provide maintenance and management services for TfL Road Tunnels and Pumping Stations.

Kier Highways Group managing director Joe Incutti said: “As TfL moves into a number of new contracts for the maintenance and management of the strategic road network in our capital city, we look forward to continuing our established working relationship with TfL through the delivery of this prestigious new tunnels contract.

“Alongside our supply chain partners, we will continue to leverage our collective tunnel expertise in the capital to work collaboratively with TfL towards its goal of keeping London moving.”

Under the contract, Kier will be in charge of maintaining and managing ten tunnels and 106 pump stations.

The tunnels included under the contract are A102 Blackwall Northbound, A102 Blackwall, Southbound, A101 Rotherhithe, A12 Green Man, A12 George Green, A12 Eastway, A3211 Upper Thames Street, A2 Eltham Tunnel, A406 Fore Street and A40 Hangar Lane.

Beginning this April, Kier will be carrying out the mechanical, electrical and control activities associated with each tunnel, as well as taking responsibility for renewals, safety inspections, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and cleaning.

The eight-year contract from TfL comes with the possibility of extension by another four years.

TfL hopes that the contract will address some of its transport network’s biggest challenges by minimising traffic congestion and road hazards while supporting the millions of daily journeys across the capital.

TfL Asset Operations head Carl Eddleston said: “Our network of red routes are the arteries of London’s road network and play a vital role in helping people get around the capital safely, whether they are walking, cycling, getting the bus or driving.

“This new contract with Kier will help us to ensure that these important tunnels on our road network are safe and well-maintained for years to come.”