Amey secures North East roads contract in Scotland

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).

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