The scheme, which is phase two of four of the Perth Transport Futures project, will create a third crossing over the River Tay and will also include the realignment of a section of the A9 trunk road and the creation of a new grade-separated junction and a new 6km link road.

CTLR - Tay Crossing

Councillor Colin Stewart said: “I am pleased that we have reached another milestone in this significant project for Perth and Kinross. Phase two 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 other UK offices. The firm’s role 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 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 the conclusion.

Design is due to be completed in mid-2019, with a planning application submitted later that year. If approved, construction is due to begin in 2021 and expected to be completed in 2023.