Amey begins £42m trunk road technology contract

10/03/2022
Chris Ames

Amey has begun its new contract to operate, maintain and upgrade motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across Scotland, worth up to £42m.

Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, Amey is working with Traffic Scotland to inspect and improve all intelligent transport systems, transmission buildings and associated communications equipment.

The contract, worth around £6m a year, will run for five years with the option to extend for up to a further two years.

With over 12,000 intelligent transport system assets across Scotland, from today, Amey’s staff will operate and maintain variable messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones and various power and communication cabinets.

Transport Scotland’s national operations manager, Andrew Davidson, said: ‘We have a wide range of intelligent transport systems around our trunk road network, and this contract will ensure the continued maintenance of existing equipment as well as the design and construction of new systems.

‘This equipment plays a critical role in supporting the capture and provision of essential information to road users and I look forward to Amey continuing to help support the safe, efficient and resilient operation of Scotland’s trunk road network and the Traffic Scotland service.’

Andy Denman, highways sector director at Amey, said: ‘This contract creates a fantastic platform for us to deliver some of our best and most advanced technologies and innovations. This is an exciting period for our teams, who will continue to ensure a reliable transport network for those travelling on Scottish roads whilst also looking to inspire future generations to consider a career within the infrastructure sector.’

Amey has been Transport Scotland’s ITS equipment maintenance provider since December 2004.

More widely, it has worked with Transport Scotland for over 20 years, managing and maintaining various sections of the country’s motorway and trunk road network, as well as providing consultancy services on issues such as asset management, design services and environmental management.

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