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August 29 2017

Design work underway on £113m Cross Tay Link Road
Architecture and engineering consultancy Sweco has begun to draw up detailed plans for a 6km link road connecting the A9 to the A93 and A94 by way of a third crossing of the River Tay.

The £113m Cross Tay Link Road will necessitate the realignment of existing roads to better connect the north of Scone and reduce city centre congestion.

Perth & Kinross Council has already selected a preferred route for the key infrastructure link which is expected to open up new residential and employment opportunities across the city.

Centrepiece of the route will be a new river crossing for which both ‘cost effective’ and ‘iconic structural designs’ are being considered.
Design of the Cross Tay Link Road is currently underway ahead of a formal planning application being submitted by the end of 2019.

Work could then begin in earnest sometime in 2021 for completion by 2023.

4 Comments

StlyeCouncil
#1 Posted by StlyeCouncil on 29 Aug 2017 at 10:27 AM
Christ almighty, is this the best we can do, a another faux Calatrava! Is Scotland completely bereft of design talent and structural ingenuity?
Sir Ano
#2 Posted by Sir Ano on 31 Aug 2017 at 08:58 AM
Off the shelf bridge. This design seems to be popping up all over the place.

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/new-bridge
GayPawel
#3 Posted by GayPawel on 1 Sep 2017 at 18:23 PM
@#1 & @#2

yes, I think the program they use for visualizations has stock bridge designs (a bit like detailed 3d clip-art), the real bridge will go through tender. I think the end product would be cantilever or cable stayed that looks a bit like the queensferry crossing. The completion date is 7 years away. No one knows how the world will look in that much detail.
Neil McAllister
#4 Posted by Neil McAllister on 4 Sep 2017 at 10:11 AM
I believe London has a spare, unused, bridge design.

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