A MAJOR infrastructure contract to improve the busy south west A77 route will bring added economic benefits during construction, says Transport Scotland.
Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd has been awarded the £31.5m contract to build the Maybole Bypass.
Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity said: ‘The local community will benefit from opportunities created for small and medium enterprises to bid for subcontractor roles. The contractor anticipates that the project could employ up to 165 people, during the months of peak construction activity.
‘We recognise the strategic importance of providing good transport links on the major routes to the key port at Cairnryan.’
The project will include a new 5km bypass and associated junctions.