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A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie

A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie is one of the 12 schemes that form the Scottish Government’s £3 billion A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness. The 12.2km scheme is currently being designed by CH2MHill/Fairhurst Joint Venture on behalf of Transport Scotland with the intention of developing route options and progressing the scheme through the statutory process.

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In Preparation

Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie

A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie is one of the 11 schemes that form the Scottish Government’s £3 billion A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness. The 12.2km scheme is currently being designed by CH2MHill/Fairhurst Joint Venture on behalf of Transport Scotland with the intention of developing route options and progressing the scheme through the statutory process.

More details of this process can be found on: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/a9-dualling-strategy

Engagement with directly affected communities and businesses is at the heart of Transport Scotland’s projects and is a vital part of our work as we develop our ambitious plans to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness. These engagement events regularly take place along the route and details can be found on the Community engagement web page.

Design Challenges

Looking north from glen GarryFollowing the initial work undertaken by the Preliminary Engineering Services Commission a DMRB Stage 1 report was produced for the whole of the A9 corridor and for this particular section the following must be considered as part of the ongoing design process:

  • The junction at Dalnaspidal.
  • SSE’s upgrade to the high voltage Beauly to Denny power line; it will run parallel to and in close proximity to the A9 for approximately 22km which will impact construction.
  • At least two significant pinch points can be expected where road widening will be constrained by the pylons and the railway.
  • The SEA Environmental Report notes this section is one of the most environmentally constrained areas of the A9 corridor due to various designations (SAC (Special Area of Conservation), SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), SPA (Special Protection Area)) through the Drumochter Hills.

Indicative Route Option Plan

As part of the May 2014 public exhibitions Transport Scotland have presented plans detailing indicative route options for this section of the A9 dualling.

Public Exhibitions

November 2016

A public drop-in session is being held on Wednesday 23 November 2016 in Dalwhinnie Village Hall from 12 noon – 7 pm. Locals and road users will have the opportunity to view and comment on the preferred option for the Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie project. Visitors will also be able to view material from the recent drop-in for the nearby Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore project.

Materials presented at drop-in session

June 2015

A public exhibition was held in Blair Atholl Village Hall on 2 June 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 3 June 2015 (4 pm – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie dualling project.

Exhibition materials

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