The A83 highway in Northwest Scotland has frequent landslides at the Rest and Be Thankful area. Atkins and WSP were recently selected by Transport Scotland to provide engineering for medium and long-term solutions to these challenges. The £25m is an estimate of overall contract value and includes design, promotion, procurement, and construction supervision of medium and long-term solutions. According to Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth:
It is clear that the Rest and Be Thankful needs an urgent solution, which will bring certainty to the lives of those directly impacted when the A83 is cut off. This investment from Scottish Government represents a significant milestone because it will allow the vital design work needed to commence at pace.
Ministers share the urgency communities and businesses place on maintaining and improving connectivity of this vital route, which is why we are progressing measures for the short, medium and long term in tandem. We will bring forward proposals for the medium term by the end of this year, with an announcement on the preferred route option for the long term by Spring 2023.
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