The council has appointed Manchester-based civil engineers Rosgal and J Hopkins Contractors alongside Liverpool-based Dowhigh to a £6m framework to maintain and construct roads.
The firms will support Manchester City Council’s in-house highways team and will be called upon to supplement the council’s resources as required.
Rosgal, founded in 1999, is based on Sandfold Lane in Levenshulme, while J Hopkins, which has been trading since the 1970s, has its headquarters at Trafford Park.
Dowhigh, based on Park Lane West in Bootle, was founded in 1975.
In total, 12 firms expressed an interest in being appointed to the two-year framework after the council began the procurement process in September.
There are several high-profile highways projects in the pipeline for Manchester, including the permanent pedestrianisation of Deansgate, which is due to complete by the end of this year according to Manchester’s 20-year transport strategy.
In addition, the £4m city centre ‘Triangle’ vision, which will see the creation of improved cycling and walking links between Manchester’s three major train stations – Deansgate, Piccadilly and Victoria – and between the main bus hubs at Piccadilly, Shudehill and the coach station, was one of two schemes earmarked to benefit from the award of £5.5m from the Government’s Active Travel Fund.
The other project in line to benefit from the Whitehall funding is the £1.5m Wythenshawe cycle-walk scheme. The project aims to improve cycling links between Wythenshawe town centre, Wythenshawe Hospital and Manchester city centre.