Amey starts five-year Transport Scotland contract
By Leila Steed14 March 2022
Amey has officially started its new five-year infrastructure contract for Transport Scotland.
From now on the company, which has a 20-year-long history of working on the country’s road networks, will be responsible for maintaining and upgrading all of Scotland’s motorway and trunk road systems, as well as its 12,000 intelligent transport system assets.
Under the framework contract Amey’s teams will work alongside Traffic Scotland to carry out inspection, improvement and operational works to intelligent transport systems, transmission buildings and communications equipment.
This includes operating and maintaining variable raodway 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.”
According to Amey, a key reason it was award the contract was the company’s social value approach, which focuses on giving back to local communities.
As part of this the construction specialist will invest in work experience and training opportunities for local workers. a skills company Social value also forms a key part of this contract.
This will also see Amey’s own employees work alongside local schools to encourage younger generations to consider careers in the infrastructure sector.
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.”