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The Highways Agency has expanded its contract with Norbert Dentressangle to cover distribution of variable message signs for the motorway network.

Dentressangle was originally hired by the Highways Agency last year to manage a storage and distribution operation from its shared-user warehouse in Telford. To accommodate the increase in stock, Norbert Dentressangle has invested in an additional warehouse at the site.

This will provide bulk storage and 2,000 pallet locations for the signs, some of which are over 4m wide and weigh up to 800kg.

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The variable message signs are to be used on the network within planned managed motorways projects to ensure smoother traffic flow and safer journeys.

Previously, the Highways Agency paid manufacturers to store its signs but, under the new arrangement, it will consolidate all the stock at the Telford site. Norbert Dentressangle will also be responsible for the phased migration of product from manufacturer sites in Gatwick, Aylesbury and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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