Transport Scotland announced that Soil Engineering started work on a £1M ground investigation contract for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route yesterday.
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown was on site to see the start of the six month ground investigation which will be used during the tender stage of the project.
“The Scottish Government has already signalled its commitment to crack on and build the AWPR / Balmedie-Tipperty project following the conclusion of the long-running legal challenge last month,” said Brown. “Just one month on and we have already informed the construction industry tenders for the main works will be issued in spring next year.
“With the award of this contract, we are hitting the ground running and providing tangible evidence of our ability to deliver this much-needed project for the north east [of Scotland].”
Transport Scotland has said that it anticipates that construction work will get underway in autumn 2014 with completion expected in spring 2018.