Amey begins five-year maintenance contract with Transport Scotland
Amey’s new five-year contract with Transport Scotland to operate, maintain and upgrade the motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across the whole of Scotland began in earnest this week.
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.
With over 12,000 intelligent transport system (ITS) assets across Scotland, teams at Amey will operate and maintain variable messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones (ERTs) and various power and communication cabinets.
Andrew Davidson, Transport Scotland’s national operations manager, 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.”
Social value also forms a key part of this contract. Amey’s approach to social value will encompass giving back to the local community through supporting employment and local skills with work experience and professional training opportunities. To inspire future generations, Amey employees will also work closely with local schools to encourage young people to offer career advice to build skills and confidence and consider the infrastructure industry as a long-term employment opportunity.
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. This new contract will run for five years and has the option to extend for up to a further two years.