Sweco lands lead consultancy role on Cross Tay Link Road scheme

SWECO UK has secured a contract worth £3.5 million to provide the lead consultancy role on the £113 million Cross Tay Link Road project on the outskirts of Perth.

Phase two of the Perth Transport Futures Project will include the realignment of a section of the A9 trunk road, the provision of a new bridge across the River Tay and railway line, the creation of a grade separated junction on the A9 and a new 6km link road connecting the A9 with the A93 and A94.

The project will create a third crossing over the River Tay.

Councillor Colin Stewart, convener of the council’s Environment, Enterprise & Infrastructure Committee, said: “I am pleased that we have reached another milestone in this significant project for Perth and Kinross. Phase 2 of the project will see the creation of a much needed third bridge over the River Tay which will help to take the pressure off the city infrastructure and improve traffic movement and air quality.”

Sweco said its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices will deliver the project, which will include infrastructure design, site investigations, drainage and flood assessments, public utility liaison and design, as well as environmental impact, archaeological and ecological studies.

Chris Cardno, Sweco UK operations manager said, “We are very pleased to have been appointed as lead consultant on this project, which will deliver a wide range of benefits to Perth and the surrounding local area. This is a great opportunity for us to utilise our multi-disciplinary approach and UK-wide expertise to deliver another extremely important infrastructure project in Scotland.”