Crown Highways’ Technology Division has secured a flagship contract award on the M25, to maintain traffic detection systems across its 250-mile network.
Awarded by Connect Plus Services, which operates and maintains the network on behalf of Highways England, Crown Highways is maintaining more than 2000 existing inductive MIDAS loops and 100 radar MIDAS sites. Crown Highways is also looking to add innovation and improvements to technology on the M25 road network, one of the busiest motorways in Europe.
Connect Plus Services (CPS) has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
The award is a high-profile contract for Crown Highways and provides an opportunity for its Technology Division to demonstrate and grow its capabilities.
Commencing Monday 19 June, the contract requires faults to be rectified within 28 days.
Managing Director Mike Dale said: “The M25 has long been a contract we wanted to add to our portfolio, and we are proud to have been awarded it. We are already demonstrating our capabilities, having rectified 100% of faults detected within 19 days, exceeding our service level agreement.
“Our M25 team is as excited as I am to work on this contract and contribute to the work Connect Plus Services does to keep this flagship network moving.”