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Road management / Maintenance, Northwest England

In-house defect repairs ‘better value’ - Cumbria

Cumbria County Council defended its decision to in-source reactive maintenance in April as enabling it to provide a better value, more responsive service.

Andrew Moss, Cumbria’s assistant director highways and transport, told delegates:?“It was not a public versus private debate. We carried out a systems review and felt that we could get better value than the contract offered.”

“We introduced right-first-time find-and-fix teams. The crews can travel hundreds of...

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