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Transport Scotland set to award A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam construction contract to Balfour Beatty

Wednesday August 29th, 2018

Transport Scotland has today (Wednesday 29th August) announced its intention to award the construction contract for the next major section of the £3billion A9 Dualling Programme to Balfour Beatty.Government Opportunities

This construction contract forms part of the £96million project to dual the 9.5km of the A9 between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam. It will be the second construction contract to be awarded as part of the Scottish Government’s ambitious programme to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

Balfour Beatty was appointed from a shortlist of four bidders which included Dragados SA, Wills Bros. Civil Engineering and a joint venture between Farrans Construction and Roadbridge.

This marks the final phase in the procurement process which, subject to a mandatory standstill period, will conclude with the contract awarded in the coming weeks.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “This marks another significant milestone in the timeline of this major transport infrastructure project for Scotland to upgrade 80 miles of single carriageway between Perth and Inverness.

“This investment will vastly improve connectivity between the Highlands and Islands and Scotland’s central belt, delivering far reaching benefits to the wider Scottish economy.

“The dualling of the A9 will create hundreds of new jobs throughout the construction phases which will leave a lasting legacy of a highly skilled workforce, bolstering Scotland’s construction industry. The project will also act as a catalyst to attract significant inward investment and stimulate continued growth of our business communities, especially the tourism industry along this key route.

“The Scottish Government is committed to delivering this £3billion infrastructure improvement project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025.”

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