Amey wins £92M Transport Scotland roads contract

A view over Glasgow, looking south along the M8. Photo: Alex Liivet
A view over Glasgow, looking south along the M8. Photo: Alex Liivet

Amey has been awarded a £92M contract by Transport Scotland to maintain and improve the motorways in the south east of the country for six years.

 

Under the Scottish Trunk Roads Unit South East contract Amey will be responsible for managing and maintaining routes through Central Scotland, the Lothians and Scottish Borders, including Edinburgh’s city bypass and a long stretch of the M8 motorway which connects Glasgow and the country’s capital.

 

The contract scope includes the design and delivery of major road and bridge maintenance work, as well as inspections to ensure the routes remain safe and well maintained. Amey will also carry out salting and snow clearing as well as gully cleaning and the repair of motorway lighting and traffic signals.

 

Overall the commission, which is subject to up to two one year extensions, will see Amey deliver engineering design and operational delivery services for more than 550 miles of road.

 

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:  “Our motorways and A class roads are fundamental to Scotland’s economic well being as we need well maintained routes, with reduced congestion and reliable journey times to allow the transfer of goods and services.

 

“This contract will result in the high quality and value for money trunk road maintenance service that our communities and businesses expect.”

 

Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “Transport Scotland is a key client to Amey, and we are delighted to build on our long standing relationship to deliver effective infrastructure management and maintenance services for road users.

 

“As a business we recognise the importance of delivering a well functioning road network in supporting the local economy and achieving the country’s future growth aspirations.”

 

This contract award follows Transport Scotland’s appointment of the Connect Roads consortium to deliver the £745M Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie Tipperty road project last week. The consortium comprises Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try (Morrison Construction) and Carillion.

 

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