£1m groundwork contract awarded for Longman Junction Improvement scheme

Written by Ellie

Transport Scotland has awarded a new £1 million contract to support groundworks for the delivery of enhancements to the A9/A82 Longman Junction.

Work at the site will begin in October and is expected to last for approximately eight weeks.

Another step in the right direction

Soil Engineering Geoservices has been awarded the contract and will be carrying out in-depth ground investigations as part of the latest phase of the project.

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “Having let the public see and comment on the preferred option for the scheme in June, we are continuing to push forward with the design of the preferred option in greater detail, with a view to publishing draft orders next year.

“These ground investigations will provide the detailed information needed to help inform the ongoing development and assessment of the preferred option.”

A representative for Transport Scotland added that road users and members of the local community will be kept fully informed about the progress of this project.

All traffic management will also be fully monitored and engineers will endeavour to keep levels of disruption to a minimum.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “It may cause a little disruption in the weeks and months to come, but the results of this ambitious scheme will mean travellers and the local community around the junction will benefit greatly in the years ahead.”

Posted on 29th August 2019

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