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A9 Killiecrankie to Glen Garry

The sections of the A9 to be dualled between Killiecrankie to Pitagowan and Pitagowan to Glen Garry have been progressed as separate schemes as part of the DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) Stage 1 and 2 design work for the dualling programme.

Having now identified the preferred routes for both these schemes, they are to be taken forward as one combined scheme for the next phase of the design work stretching over 22 km from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry.

Details of how the design work was progressed up to the identification of preferred routes for both schemes can be found below in the sections dedicated to each scheme.

Public exhibitions

November 2016

A public drop-in for the A9 Dualling Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project is being held in Blair Atholl Village Hall on Thursday 24th November (12 noon to 7 pm) and in Killiecrankie Village Hall on Friday 25th Novermber (10am to 4pm) to let local communities and road users view the design developments which have taken place since the preferred route for the project was announced in March 2016.

The drop-in provides an update on a number of areas of ongoing design development, including;

  • development of the main dual carriageway alignment and junction layouts at Aldclune and Bruar;
  • development of access tracks for landowners;
  • development of the road drainage proposals for the project, and;
  • proposals to cater for non-motorised users (NMUs).

Information displayed at the drop-in

March 2016

Public exhibitions were held on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 March 2016 for the combined Killiecrankie to Glen Garry dualling project to give local communities and road users the opportunity to view the preferred mainline route between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry.  Transport Scotland officials and design consultants, Jacobs were on hand to discuss the preferred mainline route and answer any questions. 

Tuesday 8 March - 12:00-19:00 - Blair Atholl Village Hall, Main Road, Balir Atholl, PH18 5SG
Wednesday 9 March - 12:00-19:00 - Killiecrankie Village Hall, Killiecrankie, PH16 5LG

The report on this exhibition has been published.

A9 Killiecrankie to Pitagowan

A9 Killiecrankie to Pitagowan is one of the 11 schemes that form the Scottish Government’s £3 billion A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness being designed by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of Transport Scotland.

More details of this process can be found at the A9 Dualling strategy web page.

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

Following 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 was considered as part of the ongoing design process:

  • A number of properties, including the primary school at Calvine are located in close proximity to the road, and, as such, the widening options will be restricted.
  • The SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Report notes that the southern extent of this section is one of the most environmentally constrained areas of the A9 corridor.

Indicative Route Option Plan

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

Public Exhibitions

A public exhibition was held in Killiecrankie Village Hall on 27 May 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 28 May 2015 (4 – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Killiecrankie to Pitagowan dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

Killiecrankie Battlefield metal detecting survey

As part of the Scottish Government’s work to dual the A9, a major metal detecting survey was undertaken in August 2015 on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. This survey work provided further information for developing the plans to dual the A9 between Killiecrankie and Pitagowan and unearthed new finds and improved our knowledge of Scotland’s military history of the 1689 battle between the Jacobite army and Government forces.

See the report for further details of the survey and finds.

A9 Pitagowan to Glen Garry

A9 Pitagowan to Glen Garry is one of the 11 schemes that form the Scottish Government’s £3 billion A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness being designed by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Looking north at Glen Garry

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

Following 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 was considered as part of the ongoing design process:

  • construction challenges due to extensive lengths of rock outcrops on this section of the route
  • There are areas designated as both  SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and  GCR (Geological Conservation Review) sites. These will require consultation with bodies such as SNH to determine the significance of the risk.

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 Thursday 24 November 2016 in Blair Atholl Village Hall from 12 noon – 7 pm. Locals and road users will have the opportunity to view and comment on proposed access arrangements for the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project. Visitors will also be able to view and comment on the preferred option for the Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie project.

A further public drop-in session is being held on Friday 25 November 2016 in Killiecrankie Village Hall from 10 am – 4 pm. Locals and road users will have the opportunity to view and comment on proposed access arrangements for the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project.

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 Pitagowan to Glen Garry dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

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