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Scotland transport strategy marks cautious progress on roadbuilding


The Scottish Government has stalled roadbuilding plans in its latest transport strategy while promising to improve public transport and active travel.

Transport Scotland carries out major post-COVID operational review


Transport Scotland’s Multi-Agency Response Team for planned and unplanned incidents on the trunk road network is undergoing a fundamental review ‘from start to finish’ for the first time in a decade.

Amey begins £42m trunk road technology contract


Amey has begun its new contract to operate, maintain and upgrade motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across Scotland, worth up to £42m.

Scotland looks to Norway for A83 help


Transport Scotland has consulted the Norwegian Government on options for a long-term solution for the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful and has invited five consultants to tender for the next stage of the project.

Flooding risk on Scotland's trunk roads 'to double by 2030'


Official modelling has mapped the increasing vulnerability of Scotland's trunk road network to extreme weather, with the number of sections 'most exposed' to high winds set to rise by 300% by 2030, while flooding risks could more than double.

£29m bypass for A77 nears completion


The new bypass for the A77 at Maybole in South Ayrshire has opened, nearly three years since work first started.

All systems go at the Rest and Be Thankful


Preliminary ground investigations towards a long-term solution at the A83 for the Rest and Be Thankful are expected to get underway next month, with Transport Scotland progressing work to develop a medium-term resilient route.

Aberdeen junction works blown behind schedule


The expected completion of the Scottish Government’s £18m A92/A96 Haudagain Improvement has been put back to the spring.

Local firm toasts success in A9 advance works


Transport Scotland is set to award two contracts worth £2.2m for preparatory works ahead of the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project.

Amey wins £42m ITS contract on Scottish trunk roads


Amey has secured a new contract worth a potential £42m with Transport Scotland to operate, maintain and upgrade motorway and trunk road technology infrastructure across the whole of the devolved nation.

Three in the hunt for £115m A9 dualling contract


The Scottish Government has unveiled the shortlist for the next phase of the £3bn A9 dualling project.

A82 scheme makes update but little headway


The Scottish Government has insisted that it is ‘committed’ to upgrading the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan, despite the process of developing and assessing the preferred route passing the six-year mark.

Second phase of A9 dualling opens to traffic


Scottish transport minister Graeme Dey has announced the opening of the £96m A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project.

Transport Scotland looks to more commercial future for EV charging


Transport Scotland and the Scottish Futures Trust have published a new report on expanding its public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, calling for a more commercial landscape with greater private sector input.

£10m A9 framework finally finds a home


The Scottish Government’s £3bn A9 dualling programme has taken another small step forward with the announcement of the successful bidders for a £10m ancillary works framework, four years after the works were advertised.

Matheson preparing orders for A9 progress


The Scottish Government has again sought to reassure the public of its commitment to the £3bn A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness project as it reviews its delivery plan.

Doubts arise over Scotland's major dualling progammes


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.

Transport Scotland learns winter lessons after Queensferry closure


The Scottish Government’s winter service provision for its trunk road network will include a record number of gritters and ice sensors for the Queensferry Crossing.

Matheson warns of long road to A83 fix


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


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

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