Contractors to tender for A96 Inveramsay Bridge works

Transport Scotland is to invite four construction companies to tender for the A96 Inveramsay Bridge Improvement works following the publication of the procurement notice for the main contract.

The shortlisted construction companies for the estimated £11 million scheme are Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd, Morrison Construction and Farrans Construction.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“This milestone shows that this Government is firmly committed to the improvements being made at the A96 Inveramsay Bridge.

“This scheme will cut congestion and improve journey time reliability by providing free flowing traffic and reducing the likelihood of bridge strikes to the existing railway bridge. It will also improve connections between businesses and communities as part of our transport policy for the north-east.

“The work at Inveramsay Bridge is just part of a major investment package worth billions being prepared for the north and north-east, including the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie-Tipperty scheme, and the A9 and A96 dualling schemes.”

Notes to editors

Main construction works for Inveramsay Bridge are expected to start by the end of 2014 and are expected to last for around a year. Some advance supplementary ground investigation works will also start this month (April). This will provide bidders with additional information which will help to inform their emerging designs.

The main construction works will involve the construction of a new aligned section of the A96 trunk road and bridge over the Aberdeen to Inverness railway. This will ensure the free flow of traffic for road users of the trunk road.

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Construction on the AWPR / B-T is due to start later this year and 2015/16 for the A9 dualling programme. We remain on timetable to dual half of the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2022, with completion by 2025.

Published 8 Apr 2014