The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) has selected the UK’s infrastructure group Balfour Beatty to provide vital transport infrastructure as part of its new £500m Medium Schemes Framework (MSF3).

Other contractors selected to participate in the framework include Eurovia, Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall.

The framework will cover highways improvements, maintenance, and infrastructure works carried out over the next four years.

Available to 21 local highway authorities in and around the Midlands, including Leicestershire County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, the new framework replaces the Midlands Highway Alliance’s MSF2.

“The new framework is expected to exceed the £200m of work that was completed through the previous framework.”

Balfour Beatty was appointed for MSF2 in 2014, which ran for four years, ending in June.

Balfour Beatty North and Midlands regional business managing director Thomas Edgcumbe said: “With regional investment in infrastructure set to increase over the coming years, it is a great privilege to be appointed to the MSF3 framework.

“Following a successful partnership on the Midlands Highway Alliance’s MSF2 framework, we are looking forward to continuing this momentum and delivering further transport infrastructure in the Midlands for our customers and communities alike.”

The new framework is expected to exceed the £200m of work that was completed through the previous framework. Schemes are already being awarded as part of MSF3.

MHA completed the procurement process for its new highways framework in July.

Formed in July 2007, the MHA is headed by the Leicestershire County Council and offers financial management and communications support.

Balfour Beatty’s portfolio of current projects includes the delivery of two contracts for the High Speed 2 project, which have a combined total of approximately £2.5bn.