Scotland TranServ will commence the management and maintenance of network operations within the South West Unit from April 2013.
Transport Scotland operates four distinct roads units across Scotland, of which one is the one in the south west region, it includes 1,053Km of road.
The contract which began on 1 April 2013, has a duration of five years, extendable to a maximum of ten.
The scope of the contract includes:
- All routine inspections of the network, including safety and structural inspections
- Winter maintenance (gritting and ploughing)
- All routine and cyclical maintenance
- Structural maintenance of roads and bridges
- Road improvements
- Gully emptying
- Grass cutting and weed control
- Road lighting and traffic signal maintenance
- Cleaning traffic signs
- Carriageway and cycleway defect repairs
- Safety barrier repairs
Contract facts and figures
- Trunk roads account for around 7% of the total length of public roads in Scotland
- The south west contract covers the M8, M74, M73, M77, A77, A725, A75 A76, A78
- Works as far south as Stranraer to as north as Alexandria in the West Dunbartonshire
- Over 2,500 bridges and structures including the Erskine and Kingston Bridges