Bids in for Dunragit by-pass

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FOUR contractors have made a bid for the contract to implement Dunragit by-pass.

Transport Minister Keith Brown last week unveiled details of the bidders for the £16m project, which consist of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, Carillion Construction, John Graham (Dromore) and RJ McLeod (Contractors).

The by-pass will see three miles of new road improving overtaking opportunities in both directions, no longer requiring larger lorries to divert over the adjacent railway line to avoid the often-hit Challoch bridge.

Mr Brown said: “By enhancing routes such as the A75, we are making real safety improvements by reducing the frustration often caused by congestion or slow moving traffic.

“By also improving connectivity, we can make Scotland an attractive option for business, leisure and tourism.”

The stretch should be ocmpleted by the end of 2014.