Richard Burden – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Richard Burden on 2016-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what routine responsibilities are required of Amey by Highways England in its maintenance and response contract for the East Midlands.

Andrew Jones

The Maintenance and Response (M&R) Contractor for Area 7. Amey Highways Ltd, will be required to undertake cyclic and reactive maintenance, incident response, severe weather response and traffic management across the East Midlands and Lincolnshire. This includes :

Cyclic and reactive maintenance:

  • Schedule and deliver the annual programme of cyclical work to meet requirements in the most efficient and effective way
  • Carry out defect repairs to the requirements for each asset type

Incident Response:

  • Attend incident, assess and advise Area 7 Control
  • Make safe and clear up, including environmental containment
  • Act as lead if other parts of the Highways England supply chain is used
  • Carry out associated defect repairs
  • Act as the on-road incident support function for Area 7
  • Be Principal Contractor if other contractors are used

Severe Weather Response:

  • Provide severe weather response for winter, flooding and high winds
  • Work with Highways England on weather intelligence to be prepared and proactive
  • Provide trained driver / operatives to cover the full winter service
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Provide fuel used by fleet and management of salt

Traffic Management (TM):

  • Provide TM for all M&R cyclical work
  • Provide TM for all reactive work, including incidents
  • Provide TM for Highways England activities and Support Services, including inspections and technical survey work
  • Provide TM for events when requested