Balfour Beatty has won a £35M contract to deliver the new CH2M designed A9/A85 junction and link road to the west of Perth, Scotland.
It will be the first phase of the Perth Transport Futures Project, which aims to alleviate the city’s congestion and pollution and provide better infrastructure.
Balfour Beatty’s regional managing director for Scotland, Hector Macaulay, said: “We are really pleased to have been awarded this key contract and to be a part of the exciting development plans in Perth & Kinross. We have a vast wealth of experience in delivering significant highway infrastructure schemes across Scotland including locally on the A9, A90 and the M90.
“Through the Scape framework we have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Council at an early stage, and ultimately provide Perth and Kinross Council with price certainty and best value. Furthermore, delivery of this project will provide significant opportunities for local sub-contractors and suppliers, ensuring that the Perth and Kinross community not only benefits from greatly improved infrastructure, but also from the added economic benefit delivered through this scheme.”
The Perth Transport Futures Project has four phases, and will include the development of the Cross Tay Link Road.
Phase 1 of the Project has been developed CH2M on behalf of Perth & Kinross Council’s Roads Infrastructure Team. The work includes a grade separated interchange between the A9 and the A85, a link road between the new interchange and the Bertha Park development site, two new roads connecting the A85 to the new interchange as well as a new roundabout, bridge and footbridge.
The contract was awarded by Perth & Kinross Council. The works are due to begin in late September, with completion expected in Spring 2019.