Scotland TranServ works in partnership with our client Transport Scotland and some of the country’s largest local authorities to deliver unparalleled roads, winter and cyclic maintenance services across motorways and other designated trunk road routes in south west Scotland. This is the fourth generation of roads maintenance contracts in the region.
A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel, Scotland TranServ commenced the provision of services across 700km of roads, 1,700 structures on 1 April 2013 and now employs over 250 staff over six locations in 10 local authority areas.
Scotland TranServ brings together the expertise of two of the UK’s leading providers of management and maintenance services of roads and bridges. Balfour Beatty Group is one of the UK’s most successful contractors and Scotland’s leading roads contractor. The Mouchel Group is one of the UK’s leading highways service providers. Both organisations have wide range of experience in working for Transport Scotland.
Scotland TranServ’s winter service runs from 1 October until 15 May each year. We stockpile up to 21,000 tonnes of salt in preparation for the winter period, soon to be stored in our facility at Polmadie depot. Our frontline gritting fleet of 35 vehicles fitted with snow ploughs can each disperse up to 18 tonnes of salt; resulting in quicker application and removing the requirement for return visits.
The primary aim of the winter service is to work with Multi Agency Response Teams (MART) to ensure the safe movement of road users and to minimise delays and disruption due to snow and ice conditions. Our experienced team of winter experts utilise real time weather forecasts, computerised ice detection systems and overnight patrols to deploy our services accordingly.
With a strong focus on continuous improvement, Scotland TranServ aims to keep the west of Scotland’s roads moving. Our approach to working in partnership with Traffic Scotland enables the provision of real time traffic updates on incidents and events to motorists travelling on roads within the south west network whilst improving safety and efficiencies and reducing disruption.
The Network Control Centre based at our Head Office in Polmadie, Glasgow works seamlessly with Traffic Scotland to enable the effective communication of alternative route advice and credible, accurate and timely travel information for motorists to make informed decisions when planning their journeys.
TRISS bolsters Scotland TranServ’s ability to respond to incidents on the network swiftly and efficiently. The Service, which has been in operation for over eight years, supports emergency services in clearing incidents from south west Scotland’s motorways and other designated trunk road routes to improve journey time reliability by managing and reducing disruption.
We have also improved the service by introducing new vehicles fitted with the latest Variable Message Signs (VMS), CCTV cameras linked directly to Traffic Scotland’s Network Control Centre in South Queensferry and innovative Fuel Safe backpacks which tend to small spillages safely and efficiently.
- Our TRISS operatives respond to over 9,100 incidents each year
- In 2014/15 we achieved over 10,000 hours in training for our employees
- On average we collect almost 12,000 bags of litter from the roadside each year
- Each year we cut over 25 million square metres of grass up to 14 times
- We are responsible for cleaning 11,000 signs, 26,000 gulleys and 11,000 manholes every year
- During winter 2014/15 we carried out over 3,200 gritting treatments