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Bids for £50M Scottish road deal invited

Motorway

A multi-million pound contract to design part of the A96 dualling work in Scotland gone out to tender the latest in a series of key road improvements in the region. Deadline for bids is early March.

The contract – which will be awarded later in the year – will be worth up to £50M and covers a 41.6km eastern section of the A96 dualling project, which will connect Inverness to Aberdeen by 2030.

Route option assessment and design work for the western section is already underway and design for the Inverness to Nairn section is at an advanced stage. 

“This major contract marks a further milestone towards the dualling of the A96 with all the investment and improvements that will bring to the north-east and the Highlands including improved journey time and reliability, improved connectivity and improved road safety for all those who use this key artery connecting Scotland’s two most northerly cities,” said the Scottish government’s cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work Keith Brown.

The Scottish government’s other key transport projects include dualling the A9, the M8 motorway improvements and the Queensferry Crossing, now nearing completion.

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