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M8 Newhouse - Baillieston 2 May 2017

Partly off-line upgrade of the existing dual two-lane A8 route to motorway standard, providing some new dual-three lane sections. Much of the route will have parallel A8 and M8 dual carriageways.

New junctions will be provided on the parallel road at Shawhead, Eurocentral and Chapelhall; substantial junction improvements will be carried out at Ballieston and Newhouse.

This scheme will complete the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, which has been unfinished for many years, and will close one of the most obvious remaining gaps in the Scottish motorway network.

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A90 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement 19 April 2017

Construction of a new grade-separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk, to replace the existing flat crossroads between the A90 and A937.

No design has yet been selected for the new junction. Site investigations and traffic modelling are ongoing and options are due to be produced by 2018.

The work is taking place as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

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A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout Improvement 31 March 2017

Grade separation of the existing Sheriffhall roundabout on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. This is the only at-grade junction on the route between the A8 and A1 and is a cause of significant congestion.

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A8082 Inverness Trunk Link Road 21 March 2017

A route south of Inverness, connecting A82 west of the canal crossing with A9 and A96 to the east of the city. Two sections of new road will be built (West Link and East Link); the central part is an upgrade of the existing B8082 Southern Distributor Road to dual 2-lane carriageways.

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A890 Balnacra to Lair Improvement 13 January 2017

Off-line widening of single-track road through Balnacra and Achnashellach to a 6m-wide two-lane carriageway.

Three possible routes were considered: the Red route stays to the north of the railway, and the Green and Blue routes both involve new crossings at the eastern end.

The final preferred route is based on the Red proposal.

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A90 Balmedie - Tipperty 13 December 2016

Upgrade of the existing A90 between Balmedie and Tipperty to dual two-lane standard, with provision of two new grade separated junctions. This will complete a gap in the existing dual carriageway that currently forms a major bottleneck.

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A728 East End Regeneration Route Phase 3 14 November 2016

Completion of the link between M74 at Polmadie and M8/M80 at Provan. Two earlier phases have already been completed: Phase 1 is New Rutherglen Road, Oatlands, completed in 2007; Phase 1A runs from Polmadie to Shawfield, completed in 2010; and Phase 2 runs from the River Clyde to Parkhead, opened in 2012.

This final section comprises 1.4 km of 4-lane carriageway, with 2 terminal and 2 intermediate junctions. An eight-span viaduct will carry the road over the Glasgow-Airdrie railway line.

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B9090 White Bridge replacement 4 November 2016

A new, single-span bridge to carry the B9090 over the River Nairn east of Inverness to be built alongside the existing Category A Listed stone bridge, which was built in the early 1750s. The existing bridge is deteriorating and an 18-tonne gross weight restriction was imposed in 2015.

It is not clear whether the replacement will have two lanes to match the roads either side. The stone bridge is single-track with traffic signal control.

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A96 Inverness - Aberdeen 8 June 2016

Upgrade of the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen to provide a continuous dual two-lane road for the whole of the route.

Despite its name, this scheme will actually provide a new dual carriageway from east of Nairn to Aberdeen, with the section from Inverness to Nairn being pursued as a separate scheme to be completed much earlier.

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A96 Inverness - Nairn 4 April 2016

Upgrading of the A96, including dualling between Inverness and Nairn, a new Nairn bypass, a new Inveramsay Bridge and new connection between the A9 and the A96 to provide relief for the Raigmore Interchange.

This scheme is in advance of the proposals to upgrade the whole A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness to dual carriageway, which is being advanced as a separate scheme to happen at a later date.

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A90 Aberdeen Western Peripheral 14 February 2016

Construction of a new dual two-lane grade separated bypass to carry the A90 around the western side of Aberdeen. This scheme constitutes the longest length of road under construction in the UK.

Its progression through the statutory planning process was particularly difficult and subject to a number of revisions to the road scheme and legal challenges from activists and others who were opposed to the road being built.

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M8 M73 M74 Network Improvements 18 December 2015

This scheme aims to improve safety and reduce congestion on the motorway network surrounding the Baillieston (M8/M73) and Maryville (M73/M74) Interchanges. It also forms the link between a number of improvements to the motorway network in this area (M80 Stepps to Haggs, M74 Completion, M8 Baillieston to Newhouse), and is therefore expected to improve traffic flow between these projects.

The package of junction and road improvements includes the following:

1. Widening the M8 eastbound to four lanes from J10 (Easterhouse) to J8 (Baillieston).

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A834 Kinnairdie Link Road 15 October 2015

A short section of new single two-lane road in Dingwall connecting the Strathpeffer Road to main A862, avoiding the town centre.

The new road will be built in two stages.

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A832 Slattadale to Kerryside Improvement 2 August 2015

Widening of the final remaining single-track section of the A832 to provide two traffic lanes.

In June 2015 The Highland Council committed funding to begin land acquisition ahead of the start of work on this scheme.

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A890 Strathcarron to Balnacra 2 August 2015

Widening the existing single-track A890 between Strathcarron and Balnacra to provide two traffic lanes. The scheme is also likely to involve realignment of the road away from the sharp bend at Coulags Bridge.

This work will connect with the A890 Balnacra to Lair Improvement.

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