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Market engagement begins on £155m A9 dualling next phase

19/04/2024

Transport Scotland has started market engagement on a £155m contract for the next section of the A9 dualling scheme.

Tunnel mooted for Rest fix after 'tireless' work

06/06/2023

The Scottish Government has announced that a debris flow shelter is the preferred option for the long-term solution to improve the resilience of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Atkins WSP secures £25m Rest and Be Thankful scheme development

30/08/2022

Transport Scotland has announced its intention to appoint Atkins WSP Joint Venture to a £25m contract to progress design and development work for medium and long-term solutions for the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Scotland transport strategy marks cautious progress on roadbuilding

09/06/2022

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

13/04/2022

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

10/03/2022

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

07/03/2022

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'

23/02/2022

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

01/02/2022

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

25/01/2022

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

06/01/2022

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

16/12/2021

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

15/12/2021

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

02/12/2021

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

A82 scheme makes update but little headway

07/10/2021

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

26/08/2021

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

21/07/2021

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

07/05/2021

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

11/03/2021

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

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.

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