Amey has secured a new contract with Transport Scotland to operate, maintain and upgrade the motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across the whole of Scotland.
Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, Amey will work 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, Amey will operate and maintain variable messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones and various power and communication cabinets.
Minister for transport ini the Scottish government, 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.”
Worth over £6m per annum, the contract will also focus on supporting the creation of sustainable futures for communities. 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.
Amey has been Transport Scotland’s ITS equipment maintenance provider since December 2004 and the new contract will begin in March 2022 and run for five years with the option to extend for up to a further two years.
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.”