UK-based infrastructure company May Gurney has been identified as the preferred bidder to run a new highways maintenance programme for Surrey County Council in the UK.

Under the six-year initial contract worth £19.5m ($30m) per year, May Gurney will provide core maintenance, surface treatment, gritting services and flood prevention across the county’s 4,776km of roads from April next year.

Furthermore, the company will provide maintenance for cycle ways, footpaths and drainage infrastructure, as well as maintaining and cleaning street signs.

The process for identifying potholes and other road-related defects will also be simplified through efficient scheduling and co-ordinating technology and processes.