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A9 Dualling: Tay Crossing to Ballinluig

Soil Engineering are pleased to confirm award of the contract for Ground Investigation Works on the A9 Dualling: Tay Crossing to Ballinluig. This follows our successful investigation works undertaken this year on A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy, A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout, and A82 (Tarbert to Inverarnan), and provides the next Major Project to be undertaken by our Scottish office. The works for Transport Scotland, valued in the region of £1.1M, will be undertaken under the supervision of Jacobs UK Ltd, and managed by our Coatbridge GI team.

The award of this contract continues Soil Engineering’s involvement in the ongoing A9 Dualling Scheme, bringing safer and more efficient travel to the North of Scotland. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson said:

“Work to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness is continuing at pace across the programme with design work ongoing” “Having recently published the draft Orders for the Tay Crossing to Ballinluig scheme, we are now able to award a ground investigation contract for the same scheme which will help inform ongoing design work”.

A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan Detailed Ground Investigation Works

The existing A82 between Tarbet to Inverarnan requires upgrading due to a number of issues including narrow widths, poor accesses, tight bends, poor visibility and consistently wet roads, even in dry weather. All these issues cause low journey speeds, a high accident rate and poor journey time reliability. The A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan scheme proposes to upgrade the existing A82 road corridor, and contribute to an improvement in the connection between the Highlands and Islands, and the Central Belt.

The scope of the ground investigation works to be completed by Soil Engineering includes Ecological and Archaeological Surveying, Overwater and Land based exploratory holes; Land and Water based geophysical surveying; In-situ and laboratory testing; Groundwater/ground gas monitoring; Laboratory testing; and Reporting, in Text and AGS 4 formats. The works, located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, will be managed from our Coatbridge office, with support from our Major Projects team.

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