Amey will replace Skanska as a contractor to manage and maintainGloucestershire’s 10,000 km highways network and delivering highway improvement schemes.
The initial span of the contract is five years with a value of £130m, with a possibility to extend it by another six years, taking the value up to £450m.
Following a four-month mobilisation period, contractual arrangements are expected to be complete and the new contract can start on the 1st April 2014.
Amey has an already established relationship with Gloucester City Council as it provides street scene services for local residents in the county such as refuse and recycling collections, street cleaning, and grounds maintenance.
Chief executive, Mel Ewell, commented: “We are looking forward to further enhancing our services to the residents of Gloucestershire and will draw on our existing footprint in the local area along with our national highways experience to provide high quality, yet cost efficient services for the county.
“We will work closely with the council to help deliver their vision of providing a safe and sustainable transport network.”
The council’s cabinet member for highways, Cllr Vernon Smith, said: “I am confident that in Amey we have appointed a highways contractor that will provide the quality services our county deserves as well as value for money for Gloucestershire’s tax payers."
This year Amey has picked up six major highways contracts with Liverpool City Council, Transport Scotland, the New South Wales state government agency in Australia, the Queensland Government Department in Australia and ASC 6 and ASC 8 for the Highways Agency.