Transport chiefs have racked up a £600,000 legal bill as they fight a compensation claim over Aberdeen’s new bypass.
Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR)
Pollution levels have plummeted in the centre of Aberdeen since the £745million bypass opened earlier this year.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has refused to address concerns over the potential of an extra bill worth hundreds of millions of pounds for the AWPR.
Work on the Aberdeen bypass was halted for nine days after a “safety incident” on the £745million project.
The Aberdeen bypass contractors yesterday said the Stonehaven, Charleston and Craibstone stretch of the dual-carriageway will open next week as they also admitted the entire project has cost more than £1 billion.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has claimed that the consortium building Aberdeen’s delay-hit bypass is now holding north-east taxpayers to “ransom”.
Scottish Government ministers did not sign-off the £745million contract to build Aberdeen’s delay-hit bypass, it has emerged.
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Contractors building the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass have stated that construction will be completed next month.
Fresh delays have hit a dozen major projects – including the new Inverness prison and work to finally end gridlock at the Haudagain roundabout in Aberdeen.
Contractors are battling to get the Aberdeen bypass open before the end of the year after it was was confirmed that the project has been hit by yet another delay.
Motorists have been unable to drive on a key section of Aberdeen’s bypass because of a blunder by the Scottish Government, it was claimed last night.
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Scottish ministers have stepped in and demanded the opening of a major section of the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
A gaffe by Nicola Sturgeon caused fresh confusion over the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass yesterday.
Major projects worth a combined total of £1.5 billion are currently delayed or running over budget in the north and north-east, it has emerged.
The latest part of the “transformational” Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is expected to open tomorrow.
Young people across the north-east are being reminded to stay safe during the summer holidays and stay away from construction sites.
Firms building major public infrastructure projects such as the Aberdeen bypass should be covered by freedom of information laws, it has been claimed.
Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to take allegations seriously if they relate to workers’ safety on the Aberdeen bypass project amid claims that accidents were “under-reported”.
An urgent inquiry has been demanded after it was claimed that accidents on the Aberdeen bypass scheme have been far more frequent than transport chiefs admitted.