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Multimillion-pound road contracts awarded to two construction firms

Work on the Haudagain Improvement scheme and the Berriedale Braes project is expected to start later this year.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced the contracts on Friday (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced the contracts on Friday (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Contracts worth a total of almost £60 million have been awarded on two road infrastructure projects by Transport Scotland.

Agreements have been made with Farrans Construction and RJ McLeod for work on the £49.5 million Haudagain Improvement scheme in Aberdeen and the £9.6 million Berriedale Braes project on the A9 in Caithness, respectively.

Work on the projects is expected to begin later this year.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “Transport infrastructure is a key area where improving connectivity between our cities, rural communities and centres of economic activity is vital to boosting productivity and competitiveness.

“The contracts awarded this week will be a welcome boost, providing opportunities for the construction industry.”

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