VolkerHighways has been awarded the full four year extension to the Hackney highways term maintenance contract. The contract, awarded in 2011, will now run for the full term until 2019. Work includes footway and cycleway renewal and maintenance, road surfacing, street lighting and 24/7 emergency responses. VolkerHighways has successfully met all KPIs and built a strong collaborative relationship with the client, Hackney Council.
The commitment of the team to the Borough of Hackney has consistently exceeded the requirements of the contract. VolkerHighways has built a strong presence in the community, and continually seeks out opportunities to support a range of initiatives. The team have helped in the clean up after the London riots, provided emergency flood and storm responses, and developed a new approach to traffic management signage placement which reduces disruption to local residents.
VolkerHighways has also supported various safety campaigns such as ‘Exchanging Places’, which raises awareness among vulnerable road users about the dangers of sharing London roads with construction traffic. The current ‘Protect our People’ safety awareness campaign has seen VolkerHighways consulting with community groups such as Disability Hackney and the London Cycling Campaign to improve road safety for all user groups within the borough.