£30 million Maybole bypass contract up for grabs
The notice, which outlines construction costs of approximately £30m, invites prospective bidders to formally apply to participate in the procurement to construct the bypass.
The successful bidder will be required to build approximately 5.2km of bypass and associated junctions.
Once complete the scheme will separate local road users from those travelling longer distances, including to the key ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan. This will lead to improved road safety for local communities and road users, as well as providing better journey time reliability.
Minister for Transport & Islands, Humza Yousaf said:
“The Scottish Government remains committed to delivering this strategic link, which serves the Ayrshire and Northern Ireland ferry ports, at the earliest possible opportunity.
"Completion will reduce the congestion within the town, bringing much needed relief for the local Maybole community whilst improving journey times for long distance road users.
“I welcome today’s announcement which along with a contract notice issued for improvement work to the A9 at Berriedale Braes in the far north of Scotland, provides the construction industry with significant contract opportunities.
“This brings the total value of contracts awarded and advertised over recent months to £174m, demonstrating this Government’s continued commitment to improving the transport network.”
The bidders, which best meet the criteria successfully, will be invited to tender for the project. Work is expected to get underway on the Maybole bypass in 2018.