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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14669: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what contingency plans it has in place to ensure that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project is completed on time in the event that Galliford Try is unable to meet its contractual commitments.

Answered by: Keith Brown 2 March 2018

Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) has continued to provide assurance that it remains fully committed to completing the AWPR/B-T safely and in the shortest timescale possible. Construction work has progressed across the site despite the Carillion announcement and the new road is now clearly visible to local communities.

Although the situation with Carillion does not in of itself affect the project delivery timescales, given the nature of the issue, we are working closely with Aberdeen Roads Limited to understand whether in reality there will be any impact on the delivery programme. We will work closely with ARL to mitigate any impact where possible.