Amey secures £49 million North Lanarkshire highways contract extension

AMEY has announced that North Lanarkshire Council has extended its highways maintenance and management contract for a further three years until June 2024.

The firm has been managing the maintenance of roads, street lighting, traffic management and infrastructure along with winter service and the provision of emergency response service, since December 2010.

In 2018, Amey and the council undertook a service review to assess the performance of the contract, looking at operational, financial, governance and risk management matters.

Kenny Kerr, business director at Amey said, “I’m pleased that North Lanarkshire Council has extended our contract to enable us to continue to deliver highways maintenance support in the area. With a team of over 150 people, which includes seven apprentices, we’re delighted to be able to ensure that until 2024 we’ll be keeping residents safe and mobile whilst travelling on our roads.”

Robert Steenson, executive director of enterprise and communities at North Lanarkshire Council added, “Our partnership with Amey has been critical to providing essential services for residents and businesses across North Lanarkshire and, following a comprehensive review, we have extended the contract. Amey have been fully committed to ensuring we can provide opportunities for young people through apprenticeships and that is very welcome. We very much look forward to continuing to work with the team at Amey in the coming years.”