Construction industry benefits from improvement scheme awards

Transport Scotland has awarded contracts on two multi-million road infrastructure projects worth a total of £59.1 million this week.
Contracts to construct the £49.5 million Haudagain Improvement scheme and the £9.6 million Berriedale Braes project on the A9 were awarded to Farrans Construction Ltd and R J McLeod Ltd respectively.
The contracts will provide a timely boost to the construction industry, community benefits including apprenticeships, work placements and graduate positions, as well as sub-contracts for local firms in each area.
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said:
“Transport infrastructure is a key area where improving connectivity between our cities, rural communities and centres of economic activity is vital to boosting productivity and competitiveness.
"The contracts awarded this week  - which are hot on the heels of the contract awarded for the next section of A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project and the A737  improvement at the Den – will also be a welcome boost, providing opportunities for the construction industry.”
Work is expected to get underway on the projects this year.