An Aberdeen MSP has called on an AWPR contractor to give assurances on the future maintenance of the bypass.
Aberdeen Roads Limited
Contractors behind the Aberdeen bypass still have “work to do” to provide assurances over future maintenance of the crossing over the Don.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL), contractors for the project, have been cautioned against “cutting corners” in order to get the route open in time for January.
Pressure is mounting on contractors, with the target date to open the final section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) of the end of January now just over a week away.
A major section of the Aberdeen bypass is due to open on Wednesday.
A major section of the Aberdeen bypass will open next week.
Transport bosses have been forced to renew a series of road orders for the Aberdeen bypass project due to delays.
A further discussion between the parties is due to take place this week to try to get this section of road open, which has been completed for a number of weeks but held up by a contract issue.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson tonight said discussions with Aberdeen bypass contractors to open the southern stretch of the route have been "positive".
Contractors behind the AWPR project have not been “entirely straight” with the Scottish Government, the Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today claimed.
The imminent opening of a six-mile stretch of the Aberdeen bypass has been greeted with joy and relief.
Youngsters have been urged to avoid entering constructions works during the summer holidays.
North-east council chiefs are preparing a repair bill for roads and bridges that have been damaged by heavy AWPR construction vehicles since the bypass project began.
Construction staff working on the Aberdeen bypass have been told they will be landed with covering their own costs of accommodation, just days before Christmas.
An investigation was under way today after a car ended up in a deep ditch left open by AWPR workers.
Under-pressure roads bosses have stepped up health and safety restrictions on Aberdeen bypass sites following a spate of high-profile accidents.
An investigation was today under way after a lorry working on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route tipped into a ditch.
The company building the Aberdeen bypass will be responsible for maintaining it for 30 years.