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Balfour wins £35m Perth road scheme

30 Aug 16 Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £35m contract by Perth & Kinross Council to deliver the first phase of the Perth Transport Futures Project.

Computer generated image of the new A9/A85 road junction in Perth & Kinross
Computer generated image of the new A9/A85 road junction in Perth & Kinross

Balfour Beatty will create a new grade separated junction on the A9 dual carriageway as well as a new link road enabling access to development land to the west of the city.

This is the first of four phases of the Perth Transport Futures project which aims to alleviate congestion, enhance accessibility to the city and promote economic development.

The contract was awarded under Scape’s national civil engineering and infrastructure framework.

Balfour Beatty has worked in collaboration with Perth & Kinross Council under the famework since December 2015. Early collaboration, including joint value engineering and risk workshops, has enabled Balfour Beatty to participate in the development of the scheme, mitigate risks and ultimately provide the council with the most cost effective design, the contractor said.

The works are due to start in September 2016, with completion expected in spring 2019.

Balfour Beatty regional managing director Hector Macaulay said: “We are really pleased to have been awarded this key contract and to be a part of the exciting development plans in Perth & Kinross. We have a vast wealth of experience in delivering significant highway infrastructure schemes across Scotland including locally on the A9, A90 and the M90.”

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