It was appointed last year by Perth & Kinross Council as Stage 1 contractor for the work on the Cross Tay Link Road.
Advance work between now and March will include localised tree felling and ground clearance along some parts of the link road route. BAM Nuttall will begin main construction this summer. ‘Meet the contractor’ events are currently being planned to give opportunities for local businesses within the project. These are likely to take place this spring.
The clearing work along with archaeological investigations are part of site preparation for the £118m road. The scheme is intended to unlock development land to the north of the city as well as redirecting unnecessary traffic from the city centre.
The Cross Tay Link Road will create a new bridge over the River Tay just north of the Inveralmond Roundabout and a 6km stretch of new road linking the A9 and the A94 just north of Scone. One of the features of the scheme will be a new green bridge to connect the ecology on either side of the Cross Tay Link Road, at Highfield Plantation Woodland on the Scone side of the river.
Councillor Murray Lyle, leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “The Cross Tay Link Road is an important part of delivering on our ambitions for Perth city and the wider region. On completion it will deliver major benefits for residents through reduced pollution and carbon output and will allow us to make active travel and environmental improvements to the city centre to support residents and visitors alike.”
Bam Nuttall's project director, William Diver, said: “This first stage of preparation marks the start of a major project to deliver infrastructure that will significantly improve traffic flows in Perthshire.”