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Competitive dialogue begins for M74 link

Four of the UK's biggest construction companies have bid as a joint venture to complete the 'missing link' of the M74 motorway.
The 'Interlink M74 joint venture' of Balfour Beatty, Morgan Est, Morrison Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine will be the sole bidder for the tender. It will now enter into a competitive dialogue tendering process for the client Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Renfrewshire Council.The eight kilometre stretch of road will help regenerate the south and east of Glasgow, Rutherglen and Cambuslang and improve access to Inverclyde and Ayrshire. The contract is expected to be awarded in Spring 2007 with construction scheduled to start in autumn 2007 and complete by the end of 2010.Project cost is estimated at between £375M and £500M at 2008 prices.The project will be mainly funded by Transport Scotland (87%) with contributions from Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils.

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