Date lodged: 28 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of each of the (a) modifications to the initial plans and (b) alternative measures that have been introduced during the construction period of the Forth Replacement Crossing, also broken down by the impact of each change on the cost of the project.
Answered by: Keith Brown 9 March 2017
The Forth Replacement Crossing has been constructed in accordance with the Forth Crossing Act 2011 without amendment or modification. When complete, it will improve the management of traffic, provide greater flexibility for routine maintenance works, permit incidents and accidents to be addressed without the consequential traffic disruption currently experienced and allow the traffic to travel more safely and smoothly. Additionally, the wind shielding installed on the Queensferry Crossing will also provide greater resilience and offer journey time reliability benefits.