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S5W-00778: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many construction days were lost on the Queensferry Crossing as a result of inclement weather in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013, (d) 2014 and (e) 2015.

Answered by: Keith Brown 22 June 2016

Inclement weather affects construction activities in different ways ranging from the need to alter a method of work to completely cancelling a piece of work. Consequently, it is not possible to quantify how many construction days were lost on construction of the Queensferry Crossing as a result of inclement weather conditions. However, the contractor estimates that approximately 20% of the project programme has been impacted by weather in the period 2011 to 2015 which is in line with the allowances made in their programme.