Breedon secures A9 surfacing contract

BREEDON Group has landed a supply and lay surfacing contract on the latest section of the A9 Dualling Programme.

The contract was awarded by main contractor Balfour Beatty and involves providing material on a 9.5 kilometre stretch between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam. This is the latest section to be widened as part of Transport Scotland’s £3 billion upgrade of 129 kilometres of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

Breedon said the firm will supply all the structural concrete and a ‘significant’ volume of the aggregates required. The company will base its operations at its Loak Farm sand and gravel pit, where it will build a mobile asphalt plant and mobile concrete plant to service the project. Breedon will draw on supplies of aggregates from Loak and its neighbouring quarries at Shierglas and Clatchard, together with high PSV stone from Barbae Quarry.

Alan Mackenzie, managing director of Breedon Northern said, “We’re delighted to be playing our part in one of the most important infrastructure projects in Scotland, which is designed to deliver economic growth through improved road safety and reliable and quicker journey times, as well as better links to pedestrian and cycling facilities.”