Work to relieve the notorious travel bottleneck on the A96 at Inveramsay Bridge is due to begin ‘within weeks’ Transport Scotland have announced.
It has been revealed that multinational construction group Balfor Beatty have been awarded the £10 million contract to carry out work, including road re-alignment and construction of a new rail bridge over the A96, that will finally rid the main route North of traffic congestion at the traffic blackspot.
The Scottish Government say that work should be completed by spring 2016.
The announcement has been widely welcomed, with Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond saying, “I am delighted that work on this project will begin in a matter of weeks.
“These improvements will cut journey times, reduce congestion and improve safety for all those travelling along the road.
“The people of the North-east have put up with years of dithering from Westminster parties over the Inveramsay Bridge bottleneck but it is the SNP that has committed £10million for this project and it is this SNP government that is getting on with fixing it.”