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Group on road for £150m

A team featuring Bilfinger Berger and two Northern Irish firms is preferred bidder on a £150 million deal to upgrade a stretch of road near Glasgow.

The German firm has been joined by John Graham and aggregates contractor Northstone for the work, known as the A80 Stepps to Haggs upgrade.

Work on the PPP road will involve building 8 km of new motorway between Stepps and Mollinsburn. Also included in the three-year project is upgrading 2.7 km of road to a dual three-lane motorway between Mollinsburn and Auchenkilns and the widening of 7.3 km of road to a dual two-lane motorway between Auchenkilns and Haggs.

A team led by Balfour Beatty and a consortium featuring Galliford Try and Sir Robert McAlpine missed out on the work, which is being handled by Transport Scotland.