Green light for A9 dualling

The first contract to improve the A9 Perth to Inverness Road from single to predominantly dual carriageway is now out to tender six months ahead of schedule.

The contract, the first of 12 dualling sections planned along the route, is the five mile stretch from Kincraig to Dalraddy and is said to be worth £50m. The project has been able to start early due to savings on the Forth Replacement Crossing and the progression of the statutory orders for that stretch of road.

Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown, said, ‘I am determined to drive forward improvements to Scotland’s longest and arguably most important trunk road, and am pressing everyone working on the A9 – both short and long term programmes, to get on and deliver early benefits to users of the road as soon as is practicably possible.’

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