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Four in hunt for £175m Scottish highways deal

08/12/2011

Amey, BEAR Scotland, a joint venture between Graham and WSP and the Transerve consortium including Balfour Beatty and Mouchel are chasing a £175m contract to maintain 1,300-km of roads in north west Scotland.

Scottish councils pay out £1.7m for pothole damage

05/01/2012

Local authorities across Scotland have had to pay out £1.7m to motorist in compensation for damage cause by potholes.

Bidders wanted for £415m motorway job

29/03/2012

Transport Scotland has highlighted £415m of motorway improvement work opportunities for contractors at a construction industry day.

Bids invited for A75 and A77

12/04/2012

Two major roads projects in the south of Scotland are coming out for bid with plans to start construction next year.

Four to bid for £415m Scottish motorway work

22/06/2012

A shortlist of four consortia has been invited to bid for motorway improvement work worth £415m in Scotland.

Bid row over Scottish maintenance deals

12/10/2012

Transport Scotland is having to delay signing of a new-style highways maintenance contract in south west Scotland after one of the bidders is reported to have questioned the award process.

£6m Scottish repair deal up for grabs

16/01/2013

Argyll and Bute Councili is looking for a contractor to carry out a £5.9m road repair and improvement programme in Helensburgh Town Centre.

Winner for £9.2m Loch Lomond road widening

30/01/2013

Contractor McLaughlin and Harvey has won the job to widen the road around Loch Lomond with a £9.2m bid.

£36m boost for Scottish roads

06/02/2013

Three major road schemes worth £36.73 in south-west Scotland will get underway in the coming months.

£415m motorway race down to two

20/02/2013

Transport Scotland has narrowed down the shortlist for the bundled M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements to two bidders.

£36m Scottish road improvements project underway

29/04/2013

Work on three major road schemes in the South of Scotland is now underway.

Scotland’s local roads not improving, report finds

21/05/2013

The condition of Scotland’s local roads has not significantly improved in the last two years, according to a report carried out by the Accounts Commission.

Scottish road casualty statistics released

25/06/2013

Provisional statistics show the number of road casualties in Scotland have reached their lowest level ever.

Amey wins A737 design work contract

22/07/2013

Amey has been awarded a £500,000 contract that will see three road schemes in North Ayrshire brought together to improve a section of the A737.

Motorway improvements project on the road to completion

20/08/2013

Transport Scotland has announced its preferred bidder for the central Scotland motorway network project. 

Figures reveal claims made by Scottish drivers

21/08/2013

Freedom of information figures show that the poor state of Scotland’s motorways and trunk roads has led to a number of drivers being caught up in accidents. 

Government invests £2m in Scotland’s green buses

03/09/2013

The Scottish Government is investing £2 million in the country’s eco-friendly bus fleet in a bid to lower carbon emissions.

Road safety roadshow heads for Scotland

20/09/2013

3M is hosting its latest road safety seminar in Scotland on Wednesday (25 September).

Funding allocation for cycling infrastructure outlined

26/09/2013

Transport Minister Keith Brown has outlined how the additional £20 million, recently allocated to cycling, will be spent in Scotland over the next two years. 

Work starts on Crianlarich bypass

01/10/2013

Construction of the £5 million Crianlarich bypass on the A82 in Scotland is now underway.  

New Hatton Bridge opens

02/10/2013

The new Hatton Bridge in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has reopened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

A75 bridge lift completed

04/11/2013

Beams supporting a new bridge over the £17.1 million Dunragit bypass in Scotland were lifted into place at the weekend.

Argyll and Bute Council ready for winter

06/11/2013

A Scottish council is all set for winter – with 33 front line gritters which can also be used as snowploughs, a stock of 11,000 tonnes of rock salt and a trained team ready to treat the roads in Argyll and Bute.

Proposed 20mph speed limits for trunk roads in Scotland

17/12/2013

New lower speed limits could be introduced across trunk roads in Scotland. 

Costs slashed on Scottish motorway improvements project

29/01/2014

Transport Scotland has driven down costs by more than £100 million for the M8/M73/M74 motorway improvements project after awarding the contract to the Scot Roads Partnership Project (SRP).

Independence would lead to improved transport in Scotland

04/02/2014

Transport Minister Keith Brown believes he could do more to improve Scotland’s transport system if the country was given the full powers of independence.

Bridge improvements to start

10/02/2014

Stirling Lloyd Construction is set to start work on the second phase of a £13.2m waterproofing and resurfacing programme at Kessock Bridge in Scotland.

Scottish town invests in lighting technology

15/04/2014

Harvard Engineering has won a contract to install a wireless monitoring and control system for street and outdoor lighting in the largest planned new town in Scotland.

Repairs carried out to Forth Road Bridge

22/04/2014

A £13.6 million project to repair and refurbish the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland has been completed.

New signs give warm welcome to Scotland visitors

08/05/2014

New border road signs that will highlight major 2014 events will greet visitors to Scotland.

Erskine Bridge back in business

23/05/2014

Refurbishment of the Erskine Bridge in Scotland is almost complete.

Average speed cameras installed on A9 in Scotland

27/05/2014

Average speed cameras are being installed on the A9 in Scotland.

Early finish for £10.6m road safety scheme

28/05/2014

Work on the £10.6 million A77 Symington and Bogend toll improvements project on the A77 in Scotland has been completed early and on budget.

Bridge refurbishment completed

28/05/2014

A bridge over the River Spey in Scotland has been refurbished. 

Scots demand more road repairs

09/06/2014

The vast majority of Scots want the government to prioritise the repair of the existing road network over building new roads.

Cameras bring safety benefits before switch on

18/06/2014

The installation of average speed cameras on the A9 in Scotland is encouraging safer driving in advance of the cameras being switched on.

Third Don Crossing to be built by Balfour Beatty

24/06/2014

Balfour Beatty has been named as the preferred bidder for the Third Don Crossing in Scotland.

Colas open new contracting business in Scotland

30/06/2014

Colas have launched a new contracting business that is solely dedicated to the Scottish market.

A9 dualling contract awarded to Jacobs

13/08/2014

Jacobs has been awarded a contract to carry out the dualling of a 32-mile stretch of the A9 in Scotland.

New roads maintenance contracts begin in the east of Scotland

16/08/2014

Bear Scotland and Amey will take over responsibility for the maintenance of 1,164km of trunk roads in the east of Scotland from today (16 August 2014).

Driver clocked speeding at 139mph in Scotland

18/08/2014

A driver was clocked speeding at 139mph on the A96 in Scotland, figures obtained by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) show.

A82 ground investigations start

16/10/2014

Vital ground investigations have now started on the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan in Scotland.

Ten per cent fall in casualties on Scotland’s roads

22/10/2014

The number of people killed and injured on Scotland’s roads fell by 10% last year.

Average speed cameras go live on A9

28/10/2014

Average speed cameras have come into force on the A9 in Scotland.

Scotland’s weather response in full swing

08/12/2014

With Scotland experiencing cold temperatures and snow, Transport Minister Derek Mackay has visited a salt depot near Glasgow to see the preparations that are being made for the wintry weather.

Queensferry Crossing taking shape

06/01/2015

Construction of the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is on schedule and £195 million under budget.

20mph speed limit for Edinburgh

08/01/2015

Plans to turn Edinburgh into Scotland’s first 20mph city have been revealed.

A9 speed camera data published

27/01/2015

Data that illustrates how speed cameras have influenced driver behaviour on the A9 in Scotland has been published.

Queensferry Crossing towers on the way up

27/01/2015

Construction of the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is continuing to progress well with all three towers now standing at half of their final 210 metre height.

U-turn over roads pre-gritting plan

06/02/2015

Highland Council has changed its mind over a controversial plan to scrap evening pre-gritting on a number of roads next winter.

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.

A9 Dalwhinnie junction options revealed

09/03/2015

The Scottish government has unveiled junction options for the A9 at Dalwhinnie.

Work starts on A82 repairs

10/03/2015

A £1 million contract that will see major repairs and improvements carried out on the A82 in the North West Highlands is underway.

Work on major Scottish trunk roads to get underway

11/03/2015

A £500 million project to improve major trunk roads in Scotland has reached a major milestone.

Nine caught topping 120mph on Scottish roads

24/03/2015

Nine people in Scotland have been caught speeding by safety cameras at more than 120mph, according to information obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Further collaboration for roads maintenance in Scotland

30/03/2015

Scotland’s roads authorities are considering new ways of delivering maintenance.

Research competition for student engineers

06/05/2015

Second year undergraduate civil engineering students from across Scotland are being offered the opportunity to win a place on The Road Maintenance Research Working Group.

Metal detecting survey to be carried out on A9

27/05/2015

A major metal detecting survey is set to get underway on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie, as part of the Scottish government’s work to dual the A9.

JV awarded £35m A9 dualling contract

16/06/2015

A joint venture of Wills Bro Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction has been awarded a £35 million contract to dual the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy in Scotland.

Increase in number of people killed on Scotland’s roads

17/06/2015

Two hundred people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2014 – a rise of 16% on the previous year.

Carmichael appointed Roadworks Commissioner for Scotland

13/08/2015

Transport Scotland has appointed Angus Carmichael as Scottish Roadworks Commissioner on an interim basis.

A9 dualling project starts

10/09/2015

Work on the £3 billion A9 dualling programme in Scotland has got underway today (10 September).

£56m boost for local suppliers on Scottish motorway scheme

14/09/2015

More than £56m of work has been placed with local Scottish subcontractors so far on the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Midlothian Council adopts lower-temperature asphalt

22/09/2015

A local authority in Scotland is the first to adopt lower-temperature asphalt.

£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.

First bridge beams installed on Aberdeen bypass project

05/11/2015

Timelapse footage shows the first bridge beams being lowered into place on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie –Tipperty project in Scotland.

Breedon wins £10m A9 contract

25/01/2016

Breedon Aggregates has won a £10 million contract to supply drystone, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt for use on the first stage of the A9 dualling project in Scotland.

Scotland switching over to LED street lights

16/02/2016

Almost one-third of Scotland’s street lamps will be LEDs by 2017, according to figures released by the Scottish Futures Trust.

Forth Road Bridge fully reopens

22/02/2016

The Forth Road Bridge in Scotland has fully reopened.

LED switchover for lights on M8 in Scotland

08/03/2016

More than 100 lamps on the M8 in Scotland will be switched to LED lighting.

Drilling works underway on A96

22/03/2016

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

Campaign group calls for 20mph limit in Scotland

08/06/2016

Road safety group 20’s Plenty for Us has called on the Scottish government to change the national speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on urban roads.

WJ hosts innovation day in Scotland

01/07/2016

WJ hosted its first innovation day in Scotland with the event attracting around 100 delegates.

20mph speed limit to go live in Edinburgh

29/07/2016

A 20mph speed limit is being imposed on the majority of streets in Edinburgh from Sunday (31 July).  

Call to improve Scottish road maintenance

04/08/2016

Urgent action is needed to help improve the condition of Scotland’s roads, according to a report by Audit Scotland.  

Balfour wins £35m Perth Transport Futures contract

26/08/2016

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £35 million contract by Perth and Kinross Council to create a new grade separated junction on the A9 dual carriageway in Scotland.

Drivers using first stretch of newly dualled A9

10/10/2016

Motorists are now able to drive on the first stretch of new road to be constructed as part of the A9 dualling project in Scotland.

Scottish road accident statistics released

20/10/2016

Final statistics for 2015 confirm that 168 people were killed in reported road accidents in Scotland in 2015, 17 per cent less than in 2014.

Cycling taskforce set up in Scotland

02/11/2016

Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has announced plans for a cycling taskforce.  

Plans for A737 improvements progressing well

03/11/2016

Improvements at the A737 in Beith, Scotland, have moved a step closer with the publication of draft road orders.

Timelapse footage shows bridge demolition

22/11/2016

Timelapse footage that shows the demolition of one of the highest bridges on Scotland’s motorway network has been released.  

A9 Slochd Summit contract awarded

16/12/2016

Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd will carry out ground investigation work on the A9 in Scotland after landing a contract worth £1 million.  

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.  

Plans for new A9 bridge over River Spey revealed

08/03/2017

Proposals for a new bridge to cross the River Spey near Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park have gone on display as part of the consultation process for the preferred option for the A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme.

Councils battle to keep roads open as Emma meets the Beast

01/03/2018

Councils across the country have been battling to keep their highway networks operating safely as the most severe threat of snow moved from Scotland and the North East to Wales and South West England.

Scotland 'should prepare for driverless vehicles'

09/04/2018

Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has said the next phase of road upgrading in Scotland should include the capacity to cope with the introduction of

Senior figure calls for major shake-up on Scottish roads

23/04/2018

The Scottish Roads Collaboration Programme has helped oversee many changes to how roads are managed north of the border. Now its programme manager has his sights on potential national changes to governance and funding.

Call for 'common sense' as Scotland moves to ban pavement parking

11/06/2018

The Scottish Government's long-awaited Transport Bill aims to ban pavement parking and strengthen the powers of the country’s roadworks tsar.

Registration goes live on Scotland's leading traffic and infrastructure event

14/09/2018

Registration has opened for one of the biggest traffic, transport and infrastructure events Scotland has ever seen.

Political vision needed to solve governance muddle, SCOTS chief says

14/11/2018

Scotland’s local authority transport chiefs have expressed frustration at the slow pace of change over the country’s governance arrangements.

Consultants scoop £5m contract for Scotland's national transport plans

03/01/2019

Transport Scotland has awarded the contract to support the second Strategic Transports Projects Review (STPR2) to a combined team of Jacobs and Aecom.

Scotland catches up with zero tolerance drug driving law

15/01/2019

The Scottish Government has announced a zero tolerance approach for people caught driving with illegal drugs in their system.

Scotland's 20mph roll-out suffers blow

31/05/2019

A national roll-out of 20mph speed limits in Scotland has suffered a blow after a key committee refused to recommend the bill.

Scotland road safety: Difficulties on journey of progress

19/06/2019

Latest figures suggest Scotland achieved mixed results in road safety last year, with another record breaking drop in overall casualties but an increase in the number of people killed on the roads.

Highland capital gets £90m roundabout upgrade

27/06/2019

Transport Scotland has published details of its preferred option for a £90m scheme to address a traffic bottleneck in Inverness.

Europe’s first full-sized autonomous bus trialled at CAV Scotland

13/11/2019

Watch SMART Highways' video of Europe’s first full-sized self-driving bus demonstrated at CAV Scotland in Glasgow. 

Report investigates value of Scottish local network - estimated at £6bn a year

25/11/2019

A project in Scotland involving key public sector bodies has outlined a framework for analysing the value of the local road network and investment and intervention programmes - including economic, social and environmental factors.

West Lothian uses risk-based approach to close in on targets

04/12/2019

A council in Scotland has used a standardised risk-based approach template created by local officers’ body SCOTS to dramatically improve its ability to meet response times for road defects.

Scotland to launch national road worker training programme

21/01/2020

The national Scottish Roads Training Programme is set to be launched on 29 January with the ambition of re-engineering how road operatives are qualified and how training programmes are procured.

Local road staffing in Scotland falls by 20%

21/01/2020

A national survey of local authority roads staff in Scotland has found numbers dropped by some 20% in the last three years, with around half of the heads of department moving jobs.

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