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Four bid for A9 dualling

Four contractors will fight it out for the first phase of the £3 billion programme to dual the A9.

The shortlisted bidders for the £50m five-mile Kincraig to Dalraddy stretch are: BAM Nuttall/John Sisk; Farrans Construction/Roadbridge; Morrison Construction; and Wills Bros/John Paul Construction. Work will begin earlier than schedule thanks savings made on the Queensferry Crossing.

Transport minister Keith Brown said: “Work to progress the dualling of the A9 is gathering momentum as we move another step closer to appointing the contractor who we expect to put the first spade in the ground next summer, some six months earlier than originally planned.

“This contract, along with the two of the three multi-million pound design contracts for the route and work to address safety issues, will continue to drive forward improvements to Scotland’s longest trunk road.”

The successful bidder will widen the stretch to full dual carriageway, providing overtaking opportunities in both directions. Contract award is expected next summer.

Also see ‘Hauliers welcome speed increase’ http://www.scottishplant.co.uk/transport/

 

 

Article posted 23/10/2014