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S5W-06757: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the total cost will be of the M8/M73/M74 motorway improvements project, and how much it has spent on the project each year.

Answered by: Keith Brown 23 February 2017

The anticipated total cost of the contract to Design, Build, Finance and Operate the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project for 30 years remains at the £500 million I announced in February 2014. Under the terms of the contract, no payments are made until the roads are open to the public.

In addition to the costs associated with the provision of these services, there are other costs for the Public Sector account in delivering this important project, including those associated with the necessary land acquisition, public utility diversions and protection, design, site supervision and preparation works.

Prior to the start of construction the Public Sector costs incurred were: £37.85m.

Since the start of construction the Public Sector spend per year is:

Financial Year


FY 2013-14


FY 2014-15


FY 2015-16