Denbighshire council has awarded a contract for road resurfacing in a deal that could be worth £2m.

RMS based in Llandrindod Wells has won the initial one year contract, which should be worth around £400,000.

The contract tender states the project could last for five years subject to funding being in place.

The tender was put out in February to appoint “a contractor to undertake a programme of surface dressing works and cold applied ultra-thin surfacing works” on the county’s highways.

Earlier in the year councillors discussed road resurfacing and the need to find more cost-effective solutions to fixing potholes that lasted longer than current methods.

After the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on council finances, which finance lead Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill recently said had been hit to a tune of £8.4m in just three months, the dispensation of an initial one-year contract might turn out to be shrewd move.

The contract award notice was logged on the official Welsh Government tender portal “Sell to Wales” on Monday this week.

The tender details said: “The contract will be one year with the option to extend for a further four years on an annual basis.

“I anticipate the Contract to be awarded on April 1, 2020, or soon afterwards.

“The expected value of works per year will be approximately £400k however this will be clearly dependent on sufficient funding being available over the five-year period.”