A9 dualling project 'Meet the Contractor’ invite

Balfour Beatty, the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the next stage of the A9 Dualling programme between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam, is extending an open invitation to local residents to learn about the major construction works scheduled to begin in the coming months.
 
The works are part of the Scottish Government’s £96m investment in the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project. 

Balfour Beatty will offer the residents of Luncarty, Stanley and Bankfoot, the opportunity to meet with key people involved in the project to hear first-hand how this significant infrastructure project will benefit the surrounding communities.
 
Three informal drop-in day events will provide residents with the opportunity to view the contractor’s plans of the new road layout and provide an overview of the construction works scheduled for the months ahead.
 
The events will be supported by senior team members from Balfour Beatty, Atkins and Jacobs as well as representatives from Transport Scotland, who will be on hand to answer any questions the community may have about the project. 
 
Details of the drop in sessions are as follows:
 
• Bankfoot Church Centre – 3 December 2018 – 1:00pm until 8:00pm
• Stanley Village Hall – 10 December 2018 – 1:00pm until 8:00pm
• Luncarty Church Centre – 11 December 2018 – 1:00pm until 8:00pm
 

 

Alan Brisbane, Balfour Beatty Project Manager for the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project, said:
 
“These community focused events are being held in preparation for works beginning in earnest in January 2019, and will provide an opportunity for us to share key elements of the scheme  with local people.
 
“The events will cover various topics including: traffic management; environment and ecology; our programme of works; and our plans for community and stakeholder engagement.
 
“We are committed to keeping both local residents and road users informed of our planned works and will endeavour to minimise disruption as far as is practically possible as we up-grade this essential infrastructure.”
 
Balfour Beatty will provide regular community updates as the project progresses, offering every opportunity to raise any questions directly with the project team.
 
In addition, the contractor has set up a dedicated 24/7 enquiry line should any members of the public wish to discuss any aspect of the project in more detail. The contact details for the Community Liaison Team is: 0800 193 7313.
 
On completion of the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project, road users will benefit from 15km of continuous dual carriageway from Inveralmond roundabout in Perth to the Pass of Birnam.
 
The construction of 9.5km of new dual carriageway will include the creation of four new overbridges to maintain local access across the A9, the widening of one existing underbridge and the provision of a new side road bridge.
 
As a result, the safety of the A9 will be improved by replacing at-grade junctions with grade-separated junctions and providing safer overtaking opportunities along the route. Together, these improvements will reduce driver stress whilst improving journey times and overall operational effectiveness.