New contract with Amey will see the lights kept on in East Ren

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A multi-million pound contract has been signed off to ensure East Renfrewshire’s street lights stay on for the next four years.

Leading infrastructure and highways services provider, Amey, has secured a new contract with the council to upgrade, maintain and repair street lights for the local authority.

The contract, which will run until 2021, will be worth over £2 million and includes repair and replacement services for the area’s 15,000 street lights, 1,000 illuminated signs and traffic bollards, including a 24-hour emergency cover for any incidents on the road network.

Amey will also continue work to replace street lights with new cost-effective LED lanterns.

James Haluch, Managing Director of Amey’s Highways Business Unit, said: “We are delighted to have secured a new contract with East Renfrewshire Council to deliver their street lighting service.

“This contract win will enable us to further strengthen our local knowledge, and alongside East Renfrewshire Council continue investing in local infrastructure to benefit local people and communities.”

Andrew Cahill, Director of Environment at East Renfrewshire Council, added: “East Renfrewshire Council is pleased to embark on a new street lighting maintenance contract with Amey for a four-year period.

“Amey has maintained street lighting in the area for the last five years and in that period we have received an excellent level of service.

“Street lights play an important role in keeping local communities safe and sustainable. Amey uses the latest technology and in-house design capabilities to protect the environment by reducing energy consumption.”