£22.5m Inverness West Link stage 1 contract awarded

Posted On: 9th March 2016

The Inverness West Link project has reached another very important milestone in its delivery.  Government Opportunities

The Highland Council has awarded the Inverness West Link Stage 1 and the Canal Parks Enhancement contract to Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd with a value of £22.5m. The Council is content with the award value as it represents an extremely competitive price and relates well to estimates prepared in advance of the tender.

Arrangements are in hand with Wills Bros to allow an early start on the works to be progressed. The works are scheduled to be completed in late 2017.

Welcoming the award of the contract Cllr Audrey Sinclair, Chair of the Highland Council’s Planning Development and Infrastructure committee said:

“This award of contract is a major step which will see the construction of the final phase of the Inverness Southern Distributor Road linking the Dores Road roundabout to Glenurquhart Road. It will provide an alternative east-west route across the city of benefit to locals and the wider Highlands. It will also help relieve city centre congestion and provide new active travel routes across to the sports facilities at the Bught Park from the east of the city.”

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