8 October 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Amey has been appointed as the highways maintenance and response contractor for Area 10 for Highways England in a 15-year contract worth £325 million.
This key road network serves the north-west of England, connecting the cities of Manchester and Liverpool, and surrounding areas.
From April 2019, Amey will be providing all routine and cyclic maintenance on the trunk road and motorway network around Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and South Lancashire.
Responsible for incident response, defect rectification and severe weather treatment, Amey will also be in charge of traffic management during incidents and the operation of the five main depots in the region, as well as seven winter-only depots.
Amey already maintains Highways England Area 7, ensuring that 4.5 million citizens across the East Midlands experience reliable journeys every day on its 787km network, and is responsible for designing maintenance and improvement schemes for nearly 658km of the strategic road network in Areas 13 and 14.
Under the new contract, there will be a greater focus on bringing services in-house, including winter maintenance. To deliver the service, Amey will be recruiting 45 new employees from the North West to join the present team across a variety of roles.