Maybole Bypass Moves Another Step Closer

Published date : 21 Dec 2017

Bypass Moves a Step Closer

Jeane Freeman MSP has welcomed the news that a shortlist of bidders to deliver the Maybole bypass have been announced

The shortlist of bidders to build the Maybole bypass has been shortlisted for the £30m construction project and have been invited to participate in the next stage of the procurement competition.

The successful bidders for the A77 project are: Farrans Roadbridge, John Paul Construction, R J McLeod and Wills Bros.

This next stage of procurement will see the four bidders enter into a commercially sensitive period of competitive dialogue which will last until autumn 2018.
The successful bidder will be required to build a new 5km off-line bypass and associated junctions. The bypass will separate local road users from those travelling longer distances, including to the ports.  This will lead to improved road safety for local communities and road users, as well as providing better journey time reliability.

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley said:

 “This announcement from Transport Scotland is further confirmation that the Scottish Government is committed to delivering the much needed bypass.

“A lot of hard work has been carried out by those involved in getting to this stage and they deserve a massive thank you from the people of Maybole."

“The next step in Maybole’s journey can then begin with plans to improve and restore historic buildings and public places helping to improve local economic prosperity.”

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and Islands said:

"This announcement marks another significant milestone towards delivering a bypass for the town of Maybole and comes hot on the heels of ground investigation work which got underway earlier this month.

"The Scottish Government remains committed to delivering the Maybole Bypass and recent progress will enable work to press ahead in the New Year to bring much needed relief for the Maybole community as well as improving journey times for long distance road users.”
Following the award of the construction contract, work is expected to get underway on the main construction by the end of 2018.

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