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Improving road maintenance

Published: 24 Aug 2018 12:12
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Transport

New contracts will improve trunk road network

Two new road maintenance contracts, worth over £930 million, will bring improvements to the trunk road network in the south of Scotland.

The procurement process for the next generation of South West and South East Unit contracts is being formally notified with the issue of the Prior Information Notices (PINs) to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 23rd August.

Road users can expect improved resilience measures aimed at ensuring consistent, predictable and reliable journeys. The new contracts also include a renewed focus on achievement of climate change and sustainability targets.
Cabinet Secretary  for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:

“This latest generation of our operating company contracts will bring an improved level of service across 3,500 kilometres of trunk road. 

"The two contracts will run for a minimum eight years, directly supporting around 650 operational and professional jobs in Scotland. They will also contribute significantly to the economy through the wider supply chain, with local firms benefiting on a regular basis.

"I am confident these contracts will continue to deliver both a high quality and value for money trunk road maintenance service."