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Contractor announced to repair potholes

PUBLISHED: 09:55 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 09 July 2018

Chris Moore and John Davis, of JB Riney, with Councillor William Huntington-Thresher and Nigel Davies of Bromley Council. Photo: Bromley Council

Chris Moore and John Davis, of JB Riney, with Councillor William Huntington-Thresher and Nigel Davies of Bromley Council. Photo: Bromley Council

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Potholes and other highway problems in Bromley are to be tackled by contractors Riney, it has been announced.

JB Riney’s work includes street lighting maintenance. Photo: Bromley CouncilJB Riney’s work includes street lighting maintenance. Photo: Bromley Council

The deal worth in excess of £70million is called the Major and Minor Work contracts.

This will include resurfacing, pothole repairs and street lighting.

The council has revealed JB Riney & Co Ltd was confirmed following a competitive tender process.

In more detail, the company will take on planned footway and road resurfacing, public realm improvements, traffic schemes, street lighting and highway drainage, as well as providing the winter maintenance service and smaller reactive minor work including pothole repairs and replacing broken paving slabs.

All this starts this month. Bromley has 856 miles of footway and 552 miles of road with a replacement cost of more than £1billion, and is the authority’s single most valuable asset.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, responsible for the environment, said: “Residents, rightly so, expect roads to be well maintained enabling easy travel around the borough whether for work, leisure or business.

“Our philosophy therefore is to invest in major resurfacing and reconstruction projects which means that as there are fewer minor repairs to do, it’s more cost-effective in the longer term.

“Although we still tackle the smaller jobs like repairing potholes, preserving and maintaining roads and pavements increases their longevity.

“We will continue with this and the new contactor will carry out all planned major work along with the small-scale day-to-day jobs.”

And John Davis, managing director of JB Riney, added: “Securing both major and minor works is testament to the quality and expertise of the Riney team and builds on our track record as a trusted London borough partner.

“We’re looking forward to working with colleagues at Bromley to support the borough, further improve its highways asset and deliver excellence for all local road users.”

The Highways Maintenance contract is valued at more than £70m over the eight-year duration which has an optional one-year extension.

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