Lafarge Tarmac wins Walsall highways extension
Lafarge Tarmac has extended its highways repair and maintenance contract with Walsall Council.
The Solihull-based company won the work in 2009 for an initial period of four years with the potential for two, two-year extensions.
It was awarded the first extension in 2012 and will now do the work until April 2017.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Lafarge Tarmac Contracting, said: "We are delighted that Walsall has decided to extend this contract with us.
"It's a real vote of confidence in the work we're doing and demonstrates the strength of our relationship and expertise in this area.
"Over the five and a half years we've worked together, real innovation and improvements to the borough’s roads have been delivered, made possible by the dedication and teamwork between Walsall Council and our own team."
Lee Jeavons, cabinet member for environment and transport for Walsall Council, added: "We're delighted to extend our partnership with Lafarge Tarmac which is helping us to maintain around 530 miles of roads in Walsall.
"This network has been valued at around £1.4 billon which makes it by far the most valuable asset owned, managed and maintained by the council."
Lafarge Tarmac operates across 330 site and employs more than 6,600 employees.