BEAR Scotland and Scotland TranServ have secured trunk road term maintenance contracts north of the border.
Transport minister Keith Brown said the Perth-based firms were expected to sign contracts in the coming weeks,
BEAR Scotland will be responsible for maintaining 814 miles of trunk roads in the North-west, while Scotland TranServ will take over the South-west area, which includes 443 miles.
The contracts will take effect from 1 April 2013, running for five years with a possible extension for a further five years.
Mr Brown said: “Both BEAR and Scotland TranServ have submitted strong bids and we are confident they can build on their previous experience to deliver a trunk road network that is safe and well-maintained.”
Works will involve salting and snow clearing; grass cutting and weed control; gully cleaning; and the repair of street lighting and traffic signals.