Almost 6.4Bn of infrastructure projects will be underway in Scotland in 2017 covering healthcare, roads and education.
Projects reaching costs of £6.4Bn will be commencing in 2017 in Scotland, including the Forth Valley College Falkirk Campus, NHS Orkney’s New Hospital and Healthcare Facilities and the A737 Dalry Bypass.
In addition, major schemes such as the Queensferry Crossing, the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project and NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Acute Services Redevelopment Project are due to begin operating this year, which will benefit the residents for years to come.
Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan progress report Secretary Keith Brown visited the construction site of the £14.6M Inverurie health care hub.
He said: “Significant progress continues to be made in delivering our infrastructure investment plan, which is good for jobs, good for the economy, and good for Scotland.
“I am delighted that projects totalling almost £800M were completed last year, and that this year we are anticipating a further £2.8Bn worth of infrastructure projects being completed and becoming operational including the Queensferry Crossing.
“I look forward to seeing these projects come to completion, but also seeing Scottish companies continuing to benefit from this government’s record levels of infrastructure investment in the years to come.”