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BEAR Scotland awarded responsibility for South East Trunk Roads19 Mar 2020

BEAR Scotland, one of the leading integrated services providers in road maintenance, has now been confirmed by Transport Scotland as the Operating Company for the new Network Management Contract to manage and maintain Scotland’s South East Trunk Road Unit. 

The news means that BEAR takes responsibility for overseeing the 314 miles of trunk roads across the South East of Scotland from 16 August 2020 until at least 2028. For the first time the South East Unit includes the iconic Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge, which was previously a separate contract.

Iain Murray, Managing Director of BEAR Scotland said:

“We are delighted to have been appointed the trunk road operator for the South East Trunk Road network, which now includes the Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridges.   Our long-standing experience in trunk road maintenance across Scotland will mean we can continue to deliver and develop a high-level service with a key focus on customer care for the people and organisations that rely on this strategic road network for years to come.”

As an operating company working for Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland is responsible for the inspection, management and maintenance of the trunk road assets to ensure the safety of all road users and stakeholders. In addition to major road and bridge maintenance work, BEAR Scotland will undertake winter service operations, provide an incident response service, as well other cyclic maintenance activities.

BEAR currently operates major-term maintenance contracts including the management and maintenance of the North West and North East trunk road units of behalf of Transport Scotland. It also manages the M80 Stepps to Haggs Project and the A92 Dundee to Arbroath Dualling. 

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