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Tenders invited for Inveramsay Bridge work

Transport Scotland are to invite tenders for the long awaited improvements on the notorious bottle-kneck.

Transport Scotland are to invite tenders for the long awaited improvements on the notorious bottle-kneck.

Transport Scotland have announced that they are 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.”

Transport Scotland say that 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.

For more information visit http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/projects/trunk-road-projects/A96-Inveramsay-Bridge

 

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