Sweco UK has been appointed by Perth & Kinross Council as the lead consultant on the £113 million Cross Tay Link Road project on the outskirts of Perth.
The consultancy contract for the third crossing over the Tay is valued at £3.5m.
The project includes the realignment of a section of the A9 trunk road, building a bridge across the Tay and railway line, the creation of a junction on the A9 and a 6km link road connecting the A9 with the A93 and A94.
Councillor Colin Stewart, convener of the council’s Environment, Enterprise & Infrastructure Committee, said: “I am pleased that we have reached another milestone in this significant project for Perth and Kinross.
“Phase 2 of the project will see the creation of a much needed third bridge over the River Tay which will help to take the pressure off the city infrastructure and improve traffic movement and air quality.”
Sweco’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices will deliver the project with support from its offices across the UK, which will include infrastructure design, site investigations, drainage and flood assessments, public utility liaison and design, as well as environmental impact, archaeological and ecological studies.
The appointment follows the delivery of similar City Deal transport infrastructure projects.
The consultancy will also support Perth & Kinross Council through the planning application and tendering and procurement process, and will remain involved in a project management and site supervision role until its conclusion.
The company’s UK operations manager, Chris Cardno, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to deliver another extremely important infrastructure project in Scotland.”
Design of the Cross Tay Link Road is due to be completed in mid-2019, with a planning application submitted later that year. If approved, construction is due to commence in 2021 and expected to be completed in 2023.