Back in 2009 Aone+, our sister company was awarded two additional areas, Area 7 and Area 12 under the MAC contract making a total of 33% of the UK's network to manage.
Covering Area 7 that compromises of 79km of Motorway and 428km of trunk roads in Nottingham, Leicester and the midlands area, the biggest area coverage in the UK. Along with this, Area 12 covering Leeds and North Yorkshire. We had two ongoing contracts that were extended making up the 33%, Area 10 covering Widnes and Manchester and Area 14 covering Newcastle and Northumberland.
This was the first time that the Highways' Agency had awarded this amount of network to one company. This was a mammoth task to mobilise the additional area's on the short space of time given. However, none of this would have been possible without the help and support from Traffic Labour Supplies. Area 7 has been the most demanding since dealing with the most severe winters seen for 31 years and sucessfully a year of planned works in 9 months.
Traffic Labour Supplies have supported Colas topping up our crews with high quality Lantra qualified Traffic Management operatives in all areas.These range from trainee operatives up to Traffic Safety Officers and with your newly developed training centre I've seen an even higher qulaity of trained operatives delivered.
Thankyou for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with Traffic Labour Supplies for many years to come.
Colas Contracts Manager