What we do
It is the responsibility of Amey as the Forth Bridges Operating Company to ensure that the Forth road bridges and their approach roads operate at maximum efficiency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With the nearest alternative passage 31km upstream and many of the bridge’s users commuters and commercial vehicles, disruption to traffic must be minimised as far as possible.
On behalf of Transport Scotland, Amey delivers:
- Maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge
- Maintenance of the Queensferry Crossing
- Maintenance of the approach roads on either side of the bridges:
- M90 from Junction 3 Halbeath to M9 Junction 1A Kirkliston
- A90 from Dalmeny to Scotstoun
- A823(M) Pitreavie Spur
- Winter services
- Inspections and surveys
- Emergency response
- Investigation and design
- Trunk Road Incident Support Service (TRISS)
Transport Scotland awarded the contract to manage and maintain the Forth Bridges Unit to Amey in November 2014, and they formally took over responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge following the dissolution of the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) on 1 June 2015. (Copies of historical FETA reports and board papers can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council website here.)
Follow the links in this section to find out more about Amey's day to day activity.