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Traffic Scotland enables the collection and distribution of real-time traffic information relating to incidents and events currently taking place on the Scottish trunk road network.
1st May 2013 - Traffic Light Trial on Erskine Bridge will reduce delays during works - A forthcoming £6 million project to replace barriers on the Erskine Bridge will see a new approach to traffic management that could radically reduce delays during roadworks.
Works of this nature would normally see the bridge reduced to one lane in each direction, for safety reasons, with diversions and lengthy delays of up to 40 minutes.
Traffic Light Trial on Erskine Bridge - More Information
1st April 2013 - The 1st of April 2013 sees Scotland TranServ, manage and maintain the major trunk roads in the South West of Scotland.
Major arterial routes including the M8, M74, M73 and M77, as well as the Erskine and Kingston bridges will all now be maintained by the Balfour Beatty Mouchel joint venture.
The contract, which will run for five years with scope for extending for a further five years, will bring improvements to the delivery of trunk road maintenance in Scotland.
As well as the maintenance of the routes, Scotland TranServ will be responsible for gritting and snow clearing; grass cutting and weed control; gully cleaning. The repair of street lighting and traffic signals will also be part of the contract.
The new five-year contract, awarded by Transport Scotland, is worth approximately £25 million per annum and covers an area covering 1,053 km stretching from Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway to Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire.
Russell Rennie, Contract Director with Scotland TranServ, said: “I am delighted that from today, Scotland TranServ will now be maintaining the major routes in the south west. Our primary focus is on safe journeys in all seasons, journey reliability and the safety of our workforce.
He continued:” We look forward to delivering the contract and will continue to invest in the latest technology and employ the highest calibre of people, most of whom live in the central belt of Scotland.”
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