Projected Aberdeen bypass costs almost double to £653m
October 29 2012
Transport Minister Keith Brown has blamed a succession of delays incurred by a tortuous legal process, brought about by repeated legal challenges mounted by a campaign group fighting against the plans, has led to the ‘substantial increase’.
Outlining the basis for the price hike Brown told MSP's it reflected "scope changes, the inclusion of standard risk costs and rebasing to 2012 prices", with inflation alone contributing £230m to the increase.
Construction work on the perennially delayed route is expected to commence in autumn 2014 for completion by spring 2018.
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