Transport Scotland is inviting tenders for two new maintenance contracts worth over £930 million and covering 3,500km of road.
The first tranch of regional deals cover southern Scotland and are split into south east and south west regional deals. The second will comprise of two north regions and is expected to be issued to the market in 2020.
Works include integrated network management, routine works, winter and emergency maintenance as well as renewal and improvement works. Each contract will also have a renewed focus on achievement of climate change and sustainability targets.
Cabinet secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson said: “This latest generation of our operating company contracts will bring an improved level of service across 3,500 kilometres of trunk road. The two contracts will run for a minimum eight years, directly supporting around 650 operational and professional jobs in Scotland. They will also contribute significantly to the economy through the wider supply chain, with local firms benefiting on a regular basis. I am confident these contracts will continue to deliver both a high quality and value for money trunk road maintenance service.”