WJ Group has successfully secured a place on Barnet Council’s Highways Maintenance Works Framework Agreement (HMWFA).
The road safety and marking specialist has been announced as the sole supplier for Lot 9, which covers road studs and markings, further cementing WJ’s position as a key delivery partner to local authorities across the UK. This latest success increases the number of contracts WJ holds with local authorities to 68.
The four-year framework will enable Barnet Council to effectively provide business resilience that supports the management and maintenance of its highways network. It will be used for works covering both carriageway and footway maintenance, drainage, signs and markings, and traffic safety.
Cllr Alan Schneiderman, Barnet Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “Well-maintained roads and pavements are safer for everyone. That’s why we have agreed to invest an additional £8 million in our highways over the next two years.
“We’re delighted to have agreed the Highways Maintenance Works Framework Agreement as part of our commitment to maintaining the quality of our roads and footways and tackling potholes and other issues for our residents. We care for people, our places and the planet, and we will continue investing towards our longer-term plans of making Barnet a safer and more sustainable place for all.”
WJ’s appointment to the framework aligns with its continued commitment to evolve its road marking and studs provision. The company recently unveiled Weatherline Ultra at Highways UK as a new addition to its award-winning Weatherline product portfolio. Weatherline Ultra offers even greater levels of performance and durability, achieving over 500 mcd/m²/lx (> R5) and 75 mcd/m²/lx (RW4), and has been designed to ensure visibility in any weather thanks to its dotted profile, raising the marking above surface water for enhanced wet night visibility.
Earlier this year, the company also invested over £500,000 to install its Accelerated Product Tester. An advanced piece of equipment, the technology assesses the durability and performance of its highway maintenance and improvement products. The system is the first of its kind in Europe to be able to test road studs, enabling the rapid testing of road studs without the need for extensive and lengthy road trials to assess initial results.
Dave Clarke, General Manager (Croydon & Braintree) at WJ Group, said: “Our appointment to Barnet Council’s HMWFA is further evidence that we are a trusted supplier for local authorities. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability ensures that we can provide the very best support to local authorities, like Barnet Council, to achieve a better and safer road network, and we look forward to developing our partnership.”
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