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Councils merge to save money on highways projects

SOLIHULL Council is to merge with neighbouring authorities for a joint highways contract that will save a shared £1 million a year.

SOLIHULL Council is to merge with neighbouring authorities for a joint highways contract that will save a shared £1 million a year.

Balfour Beatty will carry out the highways work for the borough council, Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council.

The authorities will be able to use the contract to repair pot holes, build new roads, carry out drainage works, winter and bridge maintenance, street lighting and traffic calming measures.

Councillor Ted Richards, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways at Solihull Council said: “This demonstrates how local authorities can achieve the best services for residents and bring in savings.”

 

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