AMEY has been awarded a new contract worth over £6 million annually to operate, maintain and upgrade the motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across Scotland.
Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, Amey will work with Traffic Scotland to inspect and improve intelligent transport systems, transmission buildings and associated communications equipment.
With over 12,000 intelligent transport system (ITS) assets across Scotland, Amey revealed it will operate and maintain messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones (ERTs) and various power and communication cabinets.
Scottish Government transport minister 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.”
Amey said it plans to support employment and local skills with work experience and training opportunities.
Amey has been Transport Scotland’s ITS equipment maintenance provider since December 2004. This new contract will begin in March 2022 and will run for five years, with the option to extend for up to a further two years.
Peter Anderson, MD 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.”