Highways infrastructure and technology consultant Yotta has won a commission from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to deliver a third tranche of analysis on the region’s Key Route Network.
The commission is for the third phase of an ongoing specialist analysis and consultancy support and comprises assessing the condition of carriageway assets to inform the road maintenance plans of Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities, while plotting a path towards an integrated region-wide approach to road maintenance.
Simon Phillips, UK Commercial Director, Yotta said: “Through working with TfGM on this important contract, we have built a close working relationship based on trust. We were delighted to have the opportunity to extend that relationship and provide TfGM with the tools and consultancy they needed to help ensure the Key Route Network delivers what Greater Manchester needs for the future.”
Yotta was awarded the contract after delivering the first two phases, which involved estimating the carriageway asset maintenance works required on the Greater Manchester Key Route Network.
On the first two phases, Yotta used its UKPMS accredited SCANNER survey machine to collect information about the TfGM and analysed the data to produce a red/amber/green traffic light map of the results, before developing an estimate of the maintenance works required by applying a nationally recognised maintenance rule-set to the raw data.
Kevin Hargreaves, TfGM’s Key Route Network Manager said: “We were impressed with Yotta’s work. Its team was highly professional and quickly built an in-depth understanding of the key challenges we face today. We had confidence in awarding them the contract for phase three.”
As part of the project, Yotta has worked collaboratively with TfGM and the 10 Greater Manchester highways authorities on an integrated region-wide approach to road maintenance.