Balfour Beatty announced a 14% jump in underlying profits yesterday, saying the performance was boosted by growing its business outside the UK.
Traffic going through Aberdeen has halved since the opening of the AWPR three months ago.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) has finally opened to motorists after decades upon decades of political - and literal - gridlock in the north-east.
The final section of the AWPR will open tomorrow, marking the “beginning of an important new chapter for Aberdeen”.
Figures used by the Scottish Government to demonstrate the multi-billion-pound impact of the Aberdeen bypass have not been updated in a decade, it has emerged.
The Scottish Transport secretary has cautioned Aberdeen Bypass contractors against “using the north-east’s enthusiasm for the road” to “apply pressure” or “cut corners” as final work is carried out on the last section of the multi-million pound project.
New bus services were launched yesterday to help business travellers and holidaymakers cut down their travel time to get to the city airport.
Extra safety measures are to be installed on the Aberdeen bypass to help clamp down on the number of speeding drivers.
Supply chain costs for oil and gas firms in north-east Scotland are expected to drop as a result of the newly-opened Aberdeen bypass, according to transport bosses.
Concerns have been raised about road safety as Aberdeen’s new bypass struggles with inadequate signage.
The AWPR will now not be finished until the new year, despite contractors promising the billion-pound route would be finished by Christmas.
Transport bosses have confirmed fresh delays to the AWPR, just a week after hailing the completion of the majority of the route.
Motorists enjoyed instantly faster journey times yesterday as business and political leaders celebrated the grand opening of the first major section of the long-awaited Aberdeen bypass.
The southern section of the Aberdeen bypass will finally open early tomorrow (Wed)morning allowing traffic to travel from Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston on the new dual carriageway.
The Aberdeen bypass contractors yesterday said the Stonehaven, Charleston and Craibstone stretch of the dual-carriageway will open next week as they also admitted the entire project has cost more than £1 billion.
The Aberdeen bypass contractors have said work on the River Don Crossing should be finished by Christmas subject to the weather and safety checks.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has claimed that the consortium building Aberdeen’s delay-hit bypass is now holding north-east taxpayers to “ransom”.
Scottish Government ministers did not sign-off the £745million contract to build Aberdeen’s delay-hit bypass, it has emerged.
Scotland’s transport secretary has held crunch talks with AWPR bosses over the ongoing delays to the opening of the £745 million development.
Calls have been made for the contractors of the Aberdeen bypass to appear before Holyrood to explain the delays.
Contractors are battling to get the Aberdeen bypass open before the end of the year after it was confirmed the project has been hit by another delay.
The opening of the £745m Aberdeen bypass has been delayed, Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson has announced.
Motorists have been unable to drive on a key section of Aberdeen’s bypass because of a blunder by the Scottish Government, it was claimed last night.
Scottish ministers have stepped in to try and open a major section of the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
Transport bosses have been accused of holding up the opening of the bypass, by failing to complete the proper legal paperwork.