Amey has been named by Transport Scotland as the preferred bidder to take over its improved roads maintenance contracts in the North East.
The contract, worth up to an estimated £540m will begin on 16 August and run for eight years with a potential to extend for a further four years.
The maintenance work Amey teams will be covering includes:
- Implementation of an enhanced winter and incident response service
- Requirement to provide better journey reliability
- Enhanced communications
- Incorporate new technology for better management of trunk network assets and contracts, and for delivery of maintenance activities
A key part of this contract is delivering against a series for net zero targets. These measures have been highlighted to lower carbon emissions on the trunk road network.
The targets include:
- Have at least 50per cent of their car and van fleet be ultra-low emission vehicles by 2025
- Install electric vehicle charge points at central offices and depots, with dedicated electric vehicle charging parking spaces and the signage to support the operation of ultra-low emission vehicles
Amey expects to complete contract signing by the end of the month (April).