The tranche 2 Scottish Trunk Road Network deals follow the award of the south west network to Amey and the south east to Bear alliance – Eurovia, Jacobs and Breedon – earlier this year.
Initial estimates put the value of the north west highways and motorways upkeep at £900m, with the north east expected to see a spend of £530m.
Firms will be limited to running a maximum of two regions in Scotland, under Scottish Minister procurement rules. Presently the Bear alliance holds the two northern regions, which means at least one region will be operated by a newcomer.
Previous 4th generation Scottish Trunk Road set-up
There is also an option to extend arrangement with the successful contractor for another four years.