Tarmac Contracting emerged as an operation dedicated to the many and varied disciplines in road maintenance contracting.? Our highway term maintenance teams build on the knowledge and expertise that has become part and parcel of what we do.?

By working with you, discussing your needs, particular circumstances and unique requirements, we can formulate an integrated programme of maintenance.? We achieve this by using the full extent of our know-how, combining it with our huge product range and matching the solutions most appropriate to your requirements.? By sharing our capabilities and resources within your organisation, we can deliver successful, strategic contracts. ?

We partner with a number of Local Authorities delivering highways maintenance solutions for them on a daily basis.? The work we carry out on behalf of these authorities backs up our ‘no-job too small’ attitude and ranges from surfacing of highways to gritting roads during winter periods.??

Why choose us?

  1. National coverage

    Tarmac Contracting has 19 area offices nationwide helping to provide a local service

  2. Teamwork, innovation and safety

    Are all key focus areas
  3. Close client collaboration

    Help support new regulations and the complex demands for highways maintenance.
  4. Extensive experience

    In developing, modernising and maintaining the UK roads and transport infrastructure. This enables us to utilise our skill and versatility to benefit a variety of customers and sectors.
  5. Building relationships

    To deliver with a range of local authorities
  6. Highly qualified teams

    Providing a range of services and innovative products.

Our partners

  1. Nottingham County Council

    Highway services team were appointed to work with Nottingham′s Highway Partnership in 2006 extending the partnership to cover a range of services including patching and surface renewal, drainage and kerbing, and general highway improvements.

  2. Walsall Borough Council

    Through partnership working with Walsall Borough Council we are providing a more streamlined winter maintenance service throughout the borough with fast and effective solutions ensuring minimum disruption for local road users.
  3. Leicestershire County Council

    We have been working with Leicestershire County Council since 2008 looking after a number of their highway maintenance operations from surfacing to grass cutting.
  4. Halton and Warrington

    Our partnership with Halton and Warrington Borough Councils involves providing highway maintenance services which include: Emergency Response Planned Works, carriageway & footway patching, barrier repairs, Winter Maintenance Schemes and Major Projects.
  5. Darrington to Dishforth

    In July 2011 we secured the Highways Maintenance contract covering 50km of the A1 from Darrington to Dishforth. Over a period of 8 years Tarmac, working closely with technical services consultancy AECOM, will be responsible for a variety of services including design, planning, engineering and the management of the A1.

  6. Norfolk

    The Norfolk County Council Maintenance contract will initially run for 7 years. We will deliver highway surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, grass cutting, patching, surface dressing, and integrated transport schemes across the county.
  7. Rutland

    We will be working with Rutland County Council on a 5 year maintenance contract. The contract will include works such as: Winter maintenance, bridges and culverts, maintenance and refurbishment of street lighting and barriers.


  • Winter maintenance
  • 24/7 Emergency call out
  • Street lighting and signage
  • Landscaping and grass-cutting
  • Fencing
  • Traffic management
  • Surfacing dressing, slurry sealing and high friction surfacing
  • Carriageway and footway construction and repairs
  • Junction improvements
  • Design and technical solutions
  • Network management
  • Road markings and studs
  • Drainage works

Case Studies


Community Engagement, Leicestershire 2013

Tarmac Contracting has been working in partnership with both LCC and Leicestershire Highways Organisation (LHO) on the LHWA since the beginning of 2008. As part of our works with LHWA we have sponsored and worked on many community based projects.


Environmental Improvements, Leicestershire

Environmental improvements, Leicestershire Highway Works Alliance. Maintenance free recycled plastic fencing. Erected on time and to budget.


Driving Efficiency, Leicestershire LHWA CIHT Award 2013

Partnership with the Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance (lhwa) Driving efficiency in Leicestershire. The contract has seen approximately £673k in efficiency savings during its first three years.


LHWA Localism, Leicestershire

How a local approach pays dividends Leicestershire Highways Works Alliance; Environment works, grass cutting


Grass Cutting, Leicestershire

Tarmac Contracting have been working in partnership with both Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and Leicestershire Highways Organisation (LHO) on the LHWA since the beginning of 2008. The LHWA contract was for an initial four year period with the opportunity of 3 one year extension periods, the second of which commences in April 2014.


Soil Stabilisation, Leicestershire

Having worked in partnership with Leicestershire County Council since 2008, the client approached us for a sustainable solution to road construction that minimised traffic movements, caused less disruption and contributed to CO2 savings.


GIS Mapping, Walsall

Working alongside KaarbonTech, who provide data collection, maintenance advice and flood risk analysis, an initial data collection exercise was carried out within the existing costs, over 2 years from 2013-15 so that a ‘needs based’ flexible cleaning regime could be adopted.


Operations Restructure, Walsall

With the likelihood of reductions between 20-30% in highway budgets over the next few years, we were met with a growing requirement from our client to provide a service that is business effective, demonstrates value for money and gives us a consistent manageable platform that meets the requirements of the contract. In order to achieve this we needed to ensure that we had the right business structure in place to take the business forward and remain competitive.

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