FM Conway will work closely with the council to maintain the area’s road network through the ‘Kent County Council pothole blitz’ initiative. With the two-year contract valued at approximately £1.5 million to April 2021, the works are of particular importance during the winter months when wet and freezing temperatures can lead to a greater risk of potholes.
FM Conway will self-deliver materials from its asphalt plant in Erith to drive cost efficiencies for Kent County Council. The business will also concentrate on increasing the recycled content in the surface course mix of the council’s roads, aligning with environmental best practice and improving overall sustainability of the network.
This is the second major county-wide contract win for FM Conway in the south of England – the business also currently works with Costain/CH2M on a £56 million surfacing framework for East Sussex County Council.
Paul Padfield, head of surfacing at FM Conway, said the business is looking forward to futureproofing the Kent County Council’s road network and delivering a seamless service for road users:
“With our climate becoming increasingly extreme and unpredictable, our works will cover both reactive pothole repair works and planned maintenance to ensure we are delivering a complete service for our client and offering the best experience to road users. We are also working with the county council to reduce the environmental impact of its roads by incorporating recycled materials into the surface layer of the road network.
“This is a milestone win for FM Conway: not only does it showcase our continued geographical expansion outside of London, but it is also testament to our surfacing expertise. I’m confident that our skilled team will be deliver a safe and efficient service for road users.”