Amey Arup Joint Venture (JV) has bagged a £50m design contract from Transport Scotland for dualling a section of the A96 road.
The JV’s scope of work includes dualling a 26-mile eastern section of the A96 between east of Huntly and Aberdeen. The JV is expected to begin design work next month.
The latest contract forms part of the dualling of 86 miles of A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen by 2030.
Cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work Keith Brown said: “This major design contract marks a further milestone towards the dualling of the A96 with all the investment and improvements that it will bring to local economies right across the north of Scotland.
“In addition, this contract will also provide a huge boost for the local and national economy, with the successful bidder securing steady work for years to come and many more opportunities for small and medium enterprises through subcontracted work.”