The contract, worth up to an estimated £540m, will begin on 16th August and run for eight years with a potential to extend for a further four years.
Amey expects to complete contract signing by the end of the month (April).
The maintenance work that Amey teams will be covering includes:
- implementation of an enhanced winter and incident response service
- a requirement to provide better journey reliability
- enhanced communications
- incorporation of new technology for better management of trunk network assets and contracts, and for delivery of maintenance activities.
A key part of the contract is delivering against a series of ‘net zero’ targets. These measures are intended to lower carbon emissions on the trunk road network.
The targets include:
- at least 50% of Amey’s car and van fleet to be ultra-low-emission vehicles by 2025;
- installing 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.