Amey wins £42m ITS contract on Scottish trunk roads

Amey has secured a new contract worth a potential £42m with Transport Scotland to operate, maintain and upgrade motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across the whole of the devolved nation.

The Tier One contractor has been Transport Scotland’s ITS equipment maintenance provider since December 2004.

Worth more than £6m a year, the latest contract will begin in March 2022 and will run for five years with the option to extend for up to a further two years.

Under the deal Amey will work with Traffic Scotland to 'inspect and improve all intelligent transport systems, transmission buildings and associated communications equipment' the company said.

There are more than 12,000 intelligent transport system (ITS) assets across Scotland and the contract covers the operation and maintenance of variable messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones (ERTs) and various power and communication cabinets.

Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey, 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.'

Peter Anderson, managing director of transport infrastructure at Amey, said: 'We are delighted to be awarded the new technology infrastructure contract with Transport Scotland. This strengthens our long-term relationship delivering critical infrastructure services across Scotland to maintain a reliable transport network which keeps road users moving safely and smoothly at all times.'

Under its social value commitment, Amey has pledged to support local employment and skills with work experience and professional training opportunities and to work closely with local schools to encourage young people to consider a career in the infrastructure industry.

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