Siemens Mobility has secured a contract to provide traffic signal maintenance and associated works across a major part of the UK road network.

The five-year contract was awarded by a consortium of three councils in the Midlands: Warwickshire, Coventry and Nottingham.

As agreed, Siemens Mobility will carry out routine maintenance and annual inspections of 973 traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings across the region.

The company will also be responsible for the maintenance of all communications equipment and will deliver additional traffic signal equipment and upgrade existing installations, as required.

In addition, Siemens Mobility is expected to support the local authorities with additional intelligent transport systems, such as car park management equipment and variable message signs, among others.

Siemens Mobility UK Intelligent Traffic Systems managing director Wilke Reints said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and to have the opportunity to continue to develop our strong working relationships with our Local Authority colleagues.

“The Midlands is at the heart of much of the automotive innovation that takes place in the UK and we look forward to working with the consortium during what promises to be an exciting and fast-changing period for our industry.

“With the continuation of our work in the region, we will enable the authorities to increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle and ultimately deliver an enhanced experience to road users.”

The contract work is expected to enhance traffic infrastructure in the Midlands, which is scheduled to host several events in the following three years, including the Commonwealth Games in 2022 at Birmingham.