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A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton

As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment in the £315 Million Inverness and Highland City Region Deal, Transport Scotland is progressing plans for a single carriageway road connecting Inshes to Smithton in Inverness.

In Preparation

In 2014, Transport Scotland held public exhibitions to present the results of the A9/A96 Connections Study with Options C and D identified as the best performing options.  Since then Transport Scotland has appointed Jacobs to take forward the next stage of assessment work, which is the route options assessment process, on the A9/A96 road connection between Inshes and Smithton.

Transport Scotland will hold public exhibitions on 23 and 24 August 2016 to update locals and road users on the route options under consideration for the scheme.  The purpose of the public exhibitions is to explain how we have taken forward the options identified following the recent A9/A96 Connections Study and to give the public the opportunity to comment on the developing route options for the scheme.

Public exhibitions

Tuesday 23 August, 12 noon – 7pm

Inshes Church
Inshes Retail Park, Inverness, IV2 3TW

Wednesday 24 August, 12 noon – 7pm

Smithton Church
Murray Road, Smithton, IV2 7YU

Representatives from Transport Scotland, and their design consultants Jacobs, will be available to answer questions on the design and assessment work being carried out with a view to selecting a preferred option for the scheme in 2017.

Information presented at the exhibitions

Transport Scotland invites your comments on the Route Options presented at the exhibitions. Please send us your feedback by 7 October 2016.


For more information on the project, contact:

Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road

Telephone: 0141 272 7100

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