Bromley Council has sealed a £70 million contract which will see roads resurfaced, potholes repaired and street lighting fixed.

The paperwork was signed with JB Riney & Co who will complete major and minor work after an executive meeting agreed to the new contractor on April 20.

William Huntington-Thresher, executive councillor for environment, said: "Residents, rightly so, expect roads to be well maintained enabling easy travel around the borough whether for work, leisure or business.

"Our philosophy therefore is to invest in major resurfacing and reconstruction projects which means that as there are fewer minor repairs to do, it’s more cost-effective in the longer term.

"Although we still tackle the smaller jobs like repairing potholes, preserving and maintaining roads and pavements increases their longevity. We will continue with this and the new contactor will carry out all planned major work along with the small-scale day-to-day jobs."

The eight year contract is valued at more than £70 million and has an option of a one year extension.

John Davis, managing director, JB Riney, added: “We’re delighted to have been awarded these contracts.

"Securing both major and minor works is testament to the quality and expertise of the Riney team and builds on our track record as a trusted London borough partner.

"We’re looking forward to working with colleagues at Bromley to support the Borough, further improve its highways asset and deliver excellence for all local road users.”

Bromley Council's new contractor started work on July 1.