Transport scotland

Matheson warns of long road to A83 fix

23/09/2020

Transport Scotland has published 11 corridor options for the Access to Argyll and Bute (A83) project, including the existing route through Rest and Be Thankful.

Transport Scotland outlines future of virtual consultation

03/09/2020

Transport Scotland has launched its first virtual public exhibition, which outlines a platform for the future of community consultation.

Options appraisal for Rest and Be Thankful

28/08/2020

A long-awaited appraisal of options to improve the resilience of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful is underway.

Out with the old, in with…the old

17/08/2020

Responsibility for managing and maintaining the trunk road network in the South of Scotland is in (nearly) new hands.

A83 still closed as rain hits Rest of Scotland

13/08/2020

Heavy rainfall has caused disruption and damage on roads across Scotland, with severe weather warnings exacerbating a new closure of the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful.

Transport Scotland puts £10m towards active travel pop-up schemes

06/05/2020

Transport Scotland has re-allocated £10m to pay for 'pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes' in order to support social distancing.

Transport Scotland tenders for £70m traffic operations deals

20/03/2020

Transport Scotland has published a contract notice for two Traffic Scotland operations and infrastructure services deals worth a total of £70m.

Scottish Government awards £1.4bn trunk road contracts

05/03/2020

The Scottish Government has named its preferred bidders for two trunk road maintenance contracts in the south of the country.

Natives restless after new A83 closure

30/01/2020

A council leader has called on Scottish ministers to stop ‘faffing about’ after another landslide closed the A83 at Rest and be Thankful on Thursday morning.

Matheson stresses 'commitment' to £120m flyover project

12/12/2019

The Scottish transport secretary has stressed ministers’ commitment to the A720 Sheriffhall roundabout scheme as plans for the project are set to go on public display.

£9m road realignment scheme 'completed early'

11/12/2019

The new section of the A737 at the Den in North Ayrshire has opened following a £9m realignment scheme.

We need to look at changing specs, sustainability chief warns

29/11/2019

The head of sustainable engineering and climate adaption at Transport Scotland has said it is time to consider changing specifications in road markings and highways materials to tackle climate change.

Scotland goes Forth with electric gritter

07/11/2019

A fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles aiming to keep Scotland’s trunk roads moving this winter.

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.

Sweco wins place on Scotland road safety framework

29/10/2019

Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco has been appointed to provide transport and road safety consultancy through the Scottish Government’s flagship Development Management and Road Safety Service Multi Supplier Framework.

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.

Scottish trunk road procurement heads for final phase

04/09/2019

Final tenders for the first of the next generation Scottish trunk road contracts, worth a total of £1.4bn, are expected by the end of the year.

Like painting the Forth Bridge: Spencer awarded £18m Erskine job

04/07/2019

Bridge works specialist Spencer Group has been appointed to deliver what it called the most extensive maintenance painting of Scotland’s landmark Erskine Bridge for a generation.

Matheson takes centenarian for a spin as £31m bypass opens

03/06/2019

A £31m bypass in South West Scotland has opened to traffic.

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