Road services for highway maintenance, road surfacing, traffic management, road planing, asset management, civil engineering, specialist pavements and infrastructure.

Tarmac Contracting operates the largest highway maintenance and road surfacing business in the UK, constructing and surfacing over 5,000 miles of road every year and maintaining over 22,000km of highway. This is backed up by the technical and commercial strength of over 1300 employees.

Catesby Tunnel, Northamptonshire

Paving Excellence - Precision paving to transform Catesby Tunnel into a world-leading aerodynamic research facility

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A2 Bluewater

£400K savings delivered using Ultilow, logistics planning and early contractor engagement. 

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A55, North Wales

Beyond Silverstone. The learnings transferred to the strategic network. 

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Who are contracting?

The Construction division of the business operates from 23 regional offices strategically placed across the UK. Tarmac have a long-established record of working in a variety of environments including major new-build highways projects, airfield surfacing, motorway and trunk road reconstruction schemes, as well as smaller scale surfacing works, such as non-trunk roads, residential streets, industrial estates and car parks. Such projects are undertaken for both the public and private sectors and involve a range of activities both as principal contractor and as a major subcontractor.

Tarmac operate separate specialist arms of the business for term maintenance, civil engineering, traffic management and planing, reducing the reliance on subcontractors and providing invaluable experience and expertise during the design and construction stages of a project.

Contracting videos

We work across the strategic network 24/7 365 days a year. Take a look.






New PAVE technology, digital road construction

Available today is a suite of digital & automated pave technology, that helps guide the installation of durable road surfaces, starting with data-driven modeling. Throughout the works, we can drive lean productivity and with cloud integration, we can supply performance, installation, and carbon data to assist with all aspects of pavement management.

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Cutting carbon in roads

At Tarmac we have proven materials, logistics processes and experience in reducing the carbon emissions of our contracting schemes. Early in '21 on the A11 at Thetford we cut over 1000 tonnes of carbon emissions on an 8km scheme.
We'd love to tell you how.



Construction Excellence

At the UK home of F1 we piloted new innovation of contracting process, logistics planning, planing, material supply and surface paving.

Proven, the technologies are now being applied to our strategic road network.