Date lodged: 28 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work on 22 March 2018 (Official Report, c. 44), for what reasons there were delays to the timing of public utility diversions on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route building project, and who was responsible for those delays.
Answered by: Keith Brown 20 April 2018
As I mentioned in my statement to Parliament on 22 March 2018, Aberdeen Roads Limited has full responsibility for the creation and delivery of the project programme. Work is currently underway to investigate the purported delays to the timing of public utility diversions.
Meanwhile, Transport Scotland is continuing to work with the contractor to deliver this essential project at the earliest opportunity and to identify whether sections of new road can be opened in advance of the whole of the project.