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Multimillion-pound road contracts awarded to two construction firms

AOL 2019-01-11 18:11:19

Contracts worth a total of almost £60 million have been awarded on two road infrastructure projects by Transport Scotland.

Agreements have been made with Farrans Construction and RJ McLeod for work on the £49.5 million Haudagain Improvement scheme in Aberdeen and the £9.6 million Berriedale Braes project on the A9 in Caithness, respectively.

Work on the projects is expected to begin later this year.

Construction industry boost as contractors appointed for Haudagain and Berriedale Braes road improvement which as schemes are collectively worth nearly £60 million @Farrans99 and R J McLeod Ltd successful bidders https://t.co/zWMNBlKlAN

— Transport Scotland (@transcotland) January 11, 2019

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “Transport infrastructure is a key area where improving connectivity between our cities, rural communities and centres of economic activity is vital to boosting productivity and competitiveness.

“The contracts awarded this week will be a welcome boost, providing opportunities for the construction industry.”