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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08385: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-07768 by Keith Brown on 23 March 2017, in what month during the winter period the route will be opened.

Answered by: Keith Brown 18 April 2017

The AWPR/B-T is currently scheduled to open to traffic in Winter 2017-18. As with all complex civil engineering contracts of this scale, delivery and completion of certain elements of work are dependent on a variety of factors project wide including weather, rates of productivity and scheduling of other works. Given these variables, it would not be prudent to estimate the exact opening date at this time.