Scottish Government ministers did not sign-off the £745million contract to build Aberdeen’s delay-hit bypass, it has emerged.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson
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.
Scottish ministers have stepped in and demanded the opening of a major section of the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has admitted that “further measures” may be considered to finally find a solution to landslips at the Rest and Be Thankful.
A north-east MSP has written to the Transport Minister seeking “clarity” on the Aberdeen bypass amid claims that work on sections of the route has been delayed by red tape.
SNP ministers have paved the way for a “Caledonian MacTrain” takeover of the nation’s railways by Scotland’s largest ferry operator.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Free bus passes for over-60s have been spared the axe – and the scheme will now be extended to cover family members accompanying a disabled child.
Fresh delays to the introduction of cheaper fares to travel on ferries to Orkney have sparked a furious backlash on the islands.