Four in hunt for £175m Scottish highways deal


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


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


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

Bids invited for A75 and A77


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


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

Bid row over Scottish maintenance deals


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


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


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


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

£415m motorway race down to two


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

£36m Scottish road improvements project underway


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

Scotland’s local roads not improving, report finds


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


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

Amey wins A737 design work contract


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


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

Figures reveal claims made by Scottish drivers


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


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


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

Funding allocation for cycling infrastructure outlined


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


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

New Hatton Bridge opens


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

A75 bridge lift completed


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


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


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

Costs slashed on Scottish motorway improvements project


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


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


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


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


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


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

Erskine Bridge back in business


Refurbishment of the Erskine Bridge in Scotland is almost complete.

Average speed cameras installed on A9 in Scotland


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

Early finish for £10.6m road safety scheme


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


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

Scots demand more road repairs


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


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


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

Colas open new contracting business in Scotland


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

A9 dualling contract awarded to Jacobs


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


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


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


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


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

Average speed cameras go live on A9


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

Scotland’s weather response in full swing


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


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

20mph speed limit for Edinburgh


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

A9 speed camera data published


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


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


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


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


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

Work starts on A82 repairs


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


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

Nine caught topping 120mph on Scottish roads


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


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

Research competition for student engineers


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


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


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


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


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

A9 dualling project starts


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


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


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

£50m A96 dualling contract up for grabs


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


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


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


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


The Forth Road Bridge in Scotland has fully reopened.

LED switchover for lights on M8 in Scotland


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

Drilling works underway on A96


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

Campaign group calls for 20mph limit in Scotland


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


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

20mph speed limit to go live in Edinburgh


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

Call to improve Scottish road maintenance


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


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


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


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


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

Plans for A737 improvements progressing well


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

Timelapse footage shows bridge demolition


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


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


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


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


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.

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