AMEY has started its new five-year contract with Transport Scotland to operate, maintain and upgrade Scotland’s motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure.
The firm is working 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 its will operate and maintain variable messaging signs, CCTV, emergency roadside telephones (ERTs), and various power and communication cabinets.
Andrew Davidson, Transport Scotland’s national operations manager, 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.”
Social value forms part of this contract. Amey added that its approach will encompass giving back to the local community through supporting jobs and skills with work experience and professional training opportunities. Amey will also work with schools to encourage and offer career advice to young people.
Andy Denman, highways sector director at Amey, said, “This contract creates a fantastic platform for us to deliver some of our best and most advanced technologies and innovations. This is an exciting period for our teams, who will continue to ensure a reliable transport network for those travelling on Scottish roads whilst also looking to inspire future generations to consider a career within the infrastructure sector.”
Amey has been Transport Scotland’s ITS equipment maintenance provider since December 2004. The new contract will run for five years and has the option to extend for up to a further two years.