The contract, which is being undertaken in joint venture with Hochtief, Dragados and American Bridge International, is seeing the design and delivery of a cable-stayed road bridge over the Firth of Forth immediately to the west of the existing Forth Road Bridge together with new road connections both north and south of the estuary.
The new crossing will consist of a two-lane motorway with hard shoulders and will replace the existing Forth Road Bridge as the main route for traffic across the Forth; safeguarding this vital cross-Forth connection in Scotland’s transport network.
The bridge will open to traffic in 2017.
While the new bridge will be the most eye-catching element, the project also involves a major improvement to the surrounding trunk road network. A total of 12 miles of roads connecting to the bridge will be significantly upgraded and around 2.5 miles of new connecting roads will be built.