Amey continues to fill Calderdale pot holes

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ROAD repair firm, Amey, could be paid up to £120 million over the next 15 years to maintain Calderdale highways.

Amey has done the job since May 2000 and has also been responsible for street lighting.

A new five-year contract with Calderdale Council will begin in October and could be extended up to 2027.

It involves maintaining 684 miles of road, 36,000 street lights as well as providing drainage, winter maintenance and emergency highway work.

Mel Ewell, the chief executive of Amey, said: “We are delighted. Over the past 12 years we have developed a strong relationship with the council and have worked hard to integrate ourselves into the borough. We look forward to continuing our contract and improving the transport network.”

The council’s economy and environment spokesman, Coun Barry Collins, said: “Every penny counts in Calderdale and it is important that we negotiate the very best deal that we can on every contract.”