Scotland

Cross Tay Link Road 28 May 2017

Construction of a new single two-lane road to the north of Perth, linking the A9 to the A93 and A94 with a new crossing of the River Tay.

The road will connect to the A9 at a new grade-separated junction north of Inveralmond. To the east, it will cross the Tay and curve around the north of the city, with junctions at Stormontfield Road and the A93 before terminating at a signalised junction on the A94. To the west, it will loop around to Ruthvenfield to rejoin the A9 at another new junction. This western part will open up new land for development.

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M74 J5 Improvement 23 May 2017

Reconstruction of the existing interchange at M74 J5, which at present is a simple grade-separated roundabout. A new underpass 625 metres (683 yards) in length will allow the A725 to bypass the roundabout, with existing approaches to the roundabout becoming links from the new dual carriageway. The A725 will be realigned over a total length of 1.8 Km (1.1 miles).

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A9 Dunblane - Inverness 23 May 2017

A huge project to upgrade the many lengthy single two-lane sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness to provide a continuous dual two-lane road. The upgraded road will be provided with grade-separated junctions, with new interchanges built to replace the busy Keir, Broxden and Inveralmond roundabouts.

There has for several years been a prominent campaign to improve safety on the A9 by dualling it, but critics argue that the multi-billion pound price tag is unjustifiable given that much of the road to be upgraded carries fewer than 10,000 vehicles per day.

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M90 Forth Road Bridge Replacement 16 May 2017

Construction of a new cable-stayed bridge across the Forth Estuary to carry a dual two-lane road with hard shoulders. The bridge will be sited to the west of the existing Forth Road Bridge, which is suffering serious structural faults. The new bridge was rushed through the planning process and fast-tracked to construction, because when the scheme was first proposed it was feared that the existing Forth Road Bridge may have been too weak to carry heavy goods vehicles even before the new bridge could be brought into service.

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M8 J29A Southbar Interchange 14 May 2017

Re-opening of Southbar interchange (closed in the 1970s) connecting the M8 to the A8 between junctions 29 and 30. The layout of the new junction will be significantly different to the original; two new roundabouts will be provided on the A8 with two sliproads accessing the motorway to and from Glasgow. No access will be provided to or from the north.

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A737 Dalry Bypass 8 May 2017

The aims of the scheme are to improve journey times on the A737 between Glasgow and North Ayrshire, and to relieve congestion in the town of Dalry.

The proposed new single carriageway road will leave the existing A737 near Highfield, to the north-east of Dalry. The road will then pass to the east of the town, crossing the Glasgow to Ayr railway line and the River Garnock, before re-joining the existing A737 near Hillend Farm to the south.

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M8 Newhouse - Baillieston 2 May 2017

Partly off-line upgrade of the existing dual two-lane A8 route to motorway standard, providing some new dual-three lane sections. Much of the route will have parallel A8 and M8 dual carriageways.

New junctions will be provided on the parallel road at Shawhead, Eurocentral and Chapelhall; substantial junction improvements will be carried out at Ballieston and Newhouse.

This scheme will complete the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, which has been unfinished for many years, and will close one of the most obvious remaining gaps in the Scottish motorway network.

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A90 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement 19 April 2017

Construction of a new grade-separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk, to replace the existing flat crossroads between the A90 and A937.

No design has yet been selected for the new junction. Site investigations and traffic modelling are ongoing and options are due to be produced by 2018.

The work is taking place as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

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A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout Improvement 31 March 2017

Grade separation of the existing Sheriffhall roundabout on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. This is the only at-grade junction on the route between the A8 and A1 and is a cause of significant congestion.

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