Amey awarded South West strategic highways contract in Scotland
Transport Scotland has named fellow ITS (UK) member Amey as the new provider to maintain and improve the motorways and trunk roads across the south west of Scotland.
From August 2020, Amey will run the £400m contract for a minimum of eight years. It includes the option of an extension of up to four years amounting to a total contract value of £690m.
Under the Network Management Contract (NMC), Amey will deliver engineering design and operational delivery services for more than 600 kilometres of road. From Greenock to Dumfries, and out to Stranraer, Amey teams will be providing vital services on key routes such as the A75, A76 and A77, as well as on parts of the M8 and M74 around Glasgow, focused on delivering reliable journey times and a high level of customer care for the people and businesses that use these roads every day.
To keep these major routes safe and well-maintained, Amey will be responsible for cyclical maintenance, motorway lighting and traffic signals, barrier repairs, winter maintenance as well as the Trunk Road Incident Support Service (TRISS) – the team who are first on the scene to assist road users on the road network.
With over 1,600 structures in the south west, Amey’s dedicated team of bridge engineers will be monitoring and maintaining crucial assets such as the Erskine and Kingston bridges.
Amanda Fisher, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “Amey is extremely proud of its record of delivery in Scotland, and our dedicated engineers and suppliers welcome this opportunity to continue working with Transport Scotland to support local growth, economic development and a more sustainable service across the South West region.”
Amey has worked continuously with Transport Scotland since 2001 looking after both the South East and South West network. Amey has a separate highways contract with Transport Scotland to provide maintenance services for the upgraded sections of the M8, M73 and M74, which carry over 60,000 passenger journeys every day. Since 2012, Amey has delivered the Traffic Scotland Operations and Infrastructure contract looking after roadside technology, including motorway gantries and roadside telephones, across the whole country.