June 2018

Scottish Ministerial visit to Dalry Bypass

Scottish Transport Minister Impressed With Environmental Effort on Dalry Bypass

Scottish Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf, has visited Farrans Roadbridge JV A737 Dalry Bypass site and praised the team for the use of electric and low-emission vehicles on the £31.2m transportation scheme.

The Scottish Minister was chauffeured around site by members of the Farrans Roadbridge and Transport Scotland team where he praised the construction team for playing their part in meeting the Scottish Government’s target to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars by 2032.

The Minister also viewed the newly opened Bridge at Blair Road.

“I am delighted to see the continued progress on the Dalry Bypass with work clearly visible across the route,” Mr. Yousaf said.

“This is a key improvement to the road network in the southwest of Scotland and it is encouraging to see the use of electric and low-emission vehicles here on site.”

Both electric and  low-emission vehicles are being used on the Dalry project, bringing major environmental benefits as well as lower fuel costs for the public purse.

Roadbridge is currently working on the Transport Scotland project in a joint venture partnership with Farrans.

The Joint Venture team commitment to community engagement on the project was noted by the Minister.  The Farrans Roadbridge joint venture team have had an extensive programme of engagement including, engagement with local schools, community groups, and the local community as a whole

The project will encourage improved economic and employment opportunities through more reliable journey times for motorists and businesses along the length of the A737.

In addition, the Dalry Bypass will help separate local and strategic traffic, leading to improved safety for both rural road users and communities.

At present, the Farrans Roadbridge site team are working on the latest project milestone – the construction of an impressive new viaduct over River Garnock and the Glasgow to Ayr railway line.

Completion of the A737 Dalry Bypass project is set for the end of 2019.

To view the Ministers video message, please follow the link below:

https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/videomessage-charging-ahead-with-dalry-bypass/