A96

A9 dualling moves forward as Greens sign up to road building

23/08/2021

The Scottish Government is seeking a main contractor for the next stage of the A9 Perth to Inverness dualling as a landmark agreement between the SNP administration and the Scottish Green Party left the country’s two main roadbuilding schemes, costed at £3bn each, largely untouched.

A96 dualling moves forward but progress is slow

24/02/2021

Scottish infrastructure secretary Michael Matheson has given the go-ahead for the completion of the statutory procedures for a section of the A96 dualling scheme – two years after a public inquiry.

Doubts arise over Scotland's major dualling progammes

05/02/2021

The Scottish Government appears to be backing away from a longstanding pledge to complete the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025, but said the scheme, and the A96 dualling project, is not included in its strategic transport review.

A96 left out as Scotland advertises North trunk road deals

23/09/2020

The Scottish Government has published contract notices for the two remaining trunk road maintenance deals, worth around £1.4bn.

Matheson seeks 'no change' to roads spending despite review

14/11/2019

The Scottish transport secretary has sought to play down fears that capital spending programmes on new roads could be cut in light of the devolved government's draft national transport strategy.

Getting to the point of inverted priorities

04/11/2019

Chris Ames looks at conflicting signals about the impact of the Scottish Government’s draft National Transport Strategy on major road-building schemes.

Scottish Government digs in on A96 with 40km shared path

29/10/2019

Transport Scotland has unveiled new proposals for more than 40 km of shared use path on the Hardmuir to Fochabers section of the A96 dualling programme.

£6bn roadbuilding schemes 'up for debate'

03/10/2019

Transport Scotland has insisted that it is committed to dualling the A96 and A9 after a top official told a Scottish parliamentary committee that the schemes were ‘up for debate’ as part of a review of major projects.

Firms invited to bid for £50m A96 contract

27/01/2017

Companies are being invited to bid for a contract to upgrade the A96 in Scotland that could be worth up to £50 million.  

Mott MacDonald Sweco JV wins A96 design contract

15/06/2016

Transport Scotland has appointed the Mott MacDonald Sweco joint venture (MMS JV) to carry out route option assessment and detailed design work for dualling of the A96 between Hardmuir and Fochabers.

JV awarded £50m A96 design contract

27/05/2016

A Mott MacDonald Sweco joint venture has been awarded a £50 million contract by Transport Scotland to carry out detailed design work for dualling the 29-mile western section of the A96 between Auldearn and Fochabers.

Drilling works underway on A96

22/03/2016

Ground investigations are now taking place along the A96 in Scotland.

A96 bottleneck uncorked

17/03/2016

An upgrade to a notorious bottleneck on the A96 at Inveramsay Bridge in Scotland is set to open under traffic management tomorrow (18 March).

Four in running for £50m A96 design contract

29/02/2016

Four companies are in the running for a £50 million design contract to dual the A96 in Scotland.

£50m A96 dualling contract up for grabs

14/10/2015

Contractors are being invited to tender for a £50 million design contract notice for dualling work on the A96 in Scotland.

Lagan wins £15m link road contract

24/02/2015

Lagan Construction Group has been awarded a £15.2 million project to create a 1,000-space park-and-ride site on the A96 in Dyce and a new dual carriageway link road.

£30m A96 dualling contract awarded

10/02/2015

Jacobs has been awarded a £30 million design contract for the A96 dualling in Scotland.

£30m contract for A96 dualling work up for grabs

19/08/2014

Transport Scotland is searching for a contractor to take forward the detailed design work for the first section of the A96 dualling programme.

Investigation works underway on A96 Inveramsay bridge project

30/04/2014

Transport Minister Keith Brown has witnessed the start of essential ground investigation works on the £11 million A96 Inveramsay bridge project in Scotland.

Contract for bridge works published

30/01/2014

Work to improve the A96 Inveramsay Bridge in Scotland is expected to start by the end of this year.  

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