The Scottish Government is to pay a further £65 million to the company behind the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) to prevent a potentially lengthy and expensive court case.
Aberdeen Roads Limited
Physical work on the remaining four-and-a-half miles of the Aberdeen bypass has been completed although final safety checks still have to be carried out before the project can fully open, the transport minister has said. Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) will undertake further examinations on the Don Cro
Hopes the final section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) would open before Christmas have been dashed after the Aberdeen Roads Ltd (ARL) consortium confirmed it will not meet the deadline it set itself just over a fortnight ago. Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try’s consortium told
The Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will open early on the morning of Wednesday 12 December. This significant new section of road, which includes the A90 between Stonehaven and Craibstone and the A956 between Cleanhill and Charleston, w
The final stretches of the long-awaited Aberdeen bypass are to be fully open by Christmas with the completion of work on the River Don Crossing – though the £745 million project bill is now more than £1 billion, members of a parliamentary committee were told today. A document submi
Galliford Try has confirmed that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) completion has been pushed back to December and that the delay has increased its costs on the project by a further £20 million. In a trading update to investors this morning, the contractor said the final s
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will not open in late autumn as planned with contractors tentatively targeting a December launch, Scotland’s transport secretary has admitted. In a project update presented to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Michael Matheson MSP said the full ope
The Scottish Government has been urged to launch an immediate investigation after it was revealed that employment agencies have been advertising for workers to operate for 15 hours a day or 80 hours a week on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). In one of the adverts, which were uncovered b
The expected opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project has been deferred until Autumn 2018 – six months later than planned, economy secretary Keith Brown has confirmed. The consortium tasked with delivering the £745 million project Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) said the impac
Carillion workers employed on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) have been offered jobs by its joint venture partners Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty, according to Transport Scotland. The three companies made up the Aberdeen Roads Limited consortium delivering the £550 million section of
SEPA chief executive Terry A'Hearn The consortium building the new Aberdeen bypass has been issued with a £280,000 penalty for a series of silt pollution incidents on the rivers Don and Dee.
A crucial section of the £745 million Aberdeen bypass could be delayed by as much as a year because contractors have failed to complete key earthworks prior to the winter period. Aberdeen Roads Limited, a consortium of Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Galliford Try, is working on the £550m stretch of
The River Dee at Balmoral An enforcement notice has been issued to contractors working on the Aberdeen bypass after freshwater pearl mussels, salmon and other fish were put at risk from pollution.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon was in the Granite City yesterday to kick off work on the £745 million Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty road scheme.
The cost of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR / B-T) contract has been driven down by almost £220 million over the life of the contract, the cabinet secretary for infrastructure, investment and cities, Keith Brown has revealed. The contract to construct, maintain, f