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Two firms bid for £18 million Haudagain roundabout contract

Tuesday March 13th 2018 at 12:55 PM

Transport Scotland has announced two companies are in the running for the £18 million contract for the improvement work at the Haudagain roundabout.

Farrans Construction and Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering are competing for the work.

It will involve building around 500m of new dual carriageway connecting the A90 North Anderson Drive and the A96 Auchmill Road, bypassing the notorious traffic bottleneck.

It will also improve pedestrian and cycling routes in the area.

Balfour Beatty are one of the firms in the consortium building the Aberdeen bypass.

Work on the Haudagain scheme is expected to begin once the bypass has been completed.

Weather delays and the collapse of Carillion has impacted when that is expected – with the Scottish Government’s best estimate now some time in April or May.

Minister for Transport and Islands, Humza Yousaf said, “Today’s announcement is a further sign of this Scottish Government’s commitment to improving the roads in the North-east.

“Not only have we reached this key milestone in the procurement today, but we are also progressing opportunities to undertake some work in adavance of the main construction. This would enable the main construction contractor to hit the ground running later in the year.”

“We remain committed to tackling the bottleneck at Haudagain.

“Alongside benefits from the AWPR, the A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Project will boost the local economy and bring much needed journey time benefits for road users and communities in the North-east.”

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