A significant step towards the delivery of the Cross Tay Link Road has been made with the appointment of BAM Nuttall Limited to deliver stage one (detailed design and advance work) for the project.
The Cross Tay Link Road is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken by Perth & Kinross Council. The new road will unlock key development land and direct unnecessary traffic away from the city centre, creating a better experience for visitors and local drivers.
Stage one of the project is expected to last up to one year; with stage two (construction) due to start afterwards.
BAM Nuttall Limited’s submission included a number of important commitments which will benefit both the project and the local area – including an extensive package of community benefits, a pledge to pay all employees working on the project at least the Real Living Wage, and a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the scheme.
A new fly-through animation has been created to show what the road will look like and how it links to the existing road network.
Councillor Murray Lyle, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “The appointment of BAM Nuttall Limited for stage one of the Cross Tay Link Road is a significant step forward in the development of this major infrastructure project for Perth and Kinross.
“BAM Nuttall Limited has a proven track record of successful major infrastructure projects across the UK and beyond and I’m confident that the detailed design they create will allow us to meet our key goals for the Cross Tay Link Road enable new, planned and committed developments identified in the Local Development Plan; enable city centre improvements through the reduction in traffic volumes; and reduce journey times for local traffic.”
BAM Nuttall Limited
Martin Bellamy, Managing Director, BAM Nuttall said: “BAM Nuttall has a proud track record of delivering major infrastructure improvement projects in Scotland and we’re absolutely delighted to be appointed to deliver this vital new crossing.
“Our proposal combined an understanding of the environmental sensitivities of this location with innovative methods that will improve air quality, reduce carbon and boost biodiversity throughout the lifecycle of the scheme.
“We are also working collaboratively with our supply chain partners and engaging with local stakeholders and communities to ensure that we maximise opportunities for local development of skills and employment delivering positive social impact.
“We look forward to working with Perth & Kinross Council to deliver successful scheme outcomes, improving connections for communities along the route and enabling wider transportation improvements in the region.”