Construction of the motorway link between the Forth Road Bridge and the M9 and M8 is right on schedule, a progress report to the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) confirmed today.
It confirmed that the project, started in June, is on target to be completed as planned in late 2007.The new road is being funded by FETA, with grant assistance from the Scottish Executive. The City of Edinburgh Council, as the local roads authority, is project-managing the scheme, which is being built by Morrison Construction.FETA Chairman Lawrence Marshall said: 'This road is going to make a real difference to the motorists who must currently use the inadequate A8000. It'll also make journeys across the Forth Road Bridge easier by removing the queues of traffic that currently back up onto the bridge from the A8000, and local communities will see a big benefit in the form of a 90% reduction in traffic on local roads.'Cllr Andrew Burns, Executive Member for Transport at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: 'The M9 Spur is the missing link in South-East Scotland's road network and it's this Council's job, as project manager, to ensure that the new road is delivered on schedule and we will continue to work to ensure this happens.'