A £6m contact to maintain Scotland’s roads and provide up-to-date travel information has been awarded.
Transport Scotland announced on Wednesday that it awarded the six-year contract to public service provider Amey.
The contract covers responsibility for running the Traffic Scotland Service including operating the national Traffic Scotland Control Centre and maintaining Scotland's trunk road and motorway network.
The contract will also include management and operation aspects of the Scottish Roads Traffic Database Service and the provision of journey time information service.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said that integrating these previously individual services into one contract will "improve efficiency by minimising the number of internal and external operational interfaces required to deliver the Traffic Scotland Service".
The service will move to the new purpose-built Traffic Scotland Control Centre at South Queensferry in 2013.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: "Traffic Scotland plays a central role in ensuring the country keeps on the move by providing real time traffic and travel information.
"This contract award will see Amey build on the developments that have enhanced Traffic Scotland in recent years and continue to deliver the high level of service our road users have come to expect."