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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08244
Asked by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 28 April 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the value for money of potential upgrade routes of the A82 between Tarbert and Inverarnan.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 12 May 2022


As with all our major trunk road projects, Transport Scotland carried out a rigorous assessment process to establish the preferred line for the A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan scheme. This three-stage assessment process is based on the standards and good practice set by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), and covers environmental, engineering, traffic and economic considerations. Value for Money Reviews were carried out during each stage of the DMRB assessment process and I can confirm that all route options considered for the scheme were subject to this process. This has helped to ensure that scheme objectives are achieved while optimising value for money in terms of the potential costs, benefits, and risks. Further details on each stage in the assessment process is available from the project pages on the Transport Scotland website at .