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Farrans at the junction

 

Farrans Construction has been awarded the construction contract for the £49.5m project to improve a north-east junction once described as the worst of its kind in Europe.

Relief in sight for north-east drivers.

Advance works including ground investigations, utilities and demolition of 130 properties started last summer to give the contractor a clear site for construction of the Haudagain improvement scheme in Aberdeen.

Farrans will construct around 500 metres of dual carriageway connecting the A90 North Anderson Drive and the A96 Auchmill Road. Work is expected to get underway for completion in March 2021, subject to weather conditions.

Elsewhere, the £9.6m Berriedale Braes project on the A9 has been won by R J McLeod. The road will be realigned to eliminate a tight hairpin bend once ranked the most dangerous Scottish road in winter for HGVs.

Transport secretary Michael Matheson said: “This is a particularly challenging stretch of the A9 to navigate and this investment will improve road safety as well as minimise the need for vehicles to slow down or stop to negotiate the bend.”

 

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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 12/1/2019