AWPR bosses should be called before Holyrood committee, says MSP

6 November 2018

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has called for the bosses of Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try to be brought before a Holyrood committee, to answer for the delays in opening the Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section of the AWPR – which has been ready to open for weeks.

It follows Transport Minister Michael Matheson’s statement in Parliament on Thursday, in which he blamed the consortium for the delay in opening this vital section of road.

Lewis Macdonald MSP said:

“During his statement, the Minister said that the contractors were solely responsible for the hold up, and that he was frustrated by the mixed messages he had received.

“It’s deeply disappointing that this section has not yet opened, and I’m sure many people will feel the contractors have some questions to answer.

“It will also provide the contractors an opportunity to elaborate on the on-going works to the new bridge over the Don River, and when they expect these will be completed.”