A9/A96 Inverness Link Road - Public Invited To View Options

Local residents and road users are being invited to view and have their say on options for a single carriageway road connecting Inshes to Smithton in Inverness.

The route options being developed for the scheme go on display at public exhibitions in locations in Inverness later this month.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:

“As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment within the £315 million Inverness and Highland – City Region Deal, we are taking forward plans for a single carriageway road connecting Inshes and Smithton in the Highland capital.

“Building on the A9 / A96 Connections Study which was completed earlier this year, we have now identified a series of route options which we want the public’s views on.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to attend one of the exhibitions or view the proposals online and give us their views.”

Notes to editors

Details of the public exhibitions:

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – 12 noon – 7 pm
Inshes Church, Inshes Retail Park, Inverness, IV2 3TW

Wednesday 24th August 2016 – 12 noon – 7 pm
Smithton Church, Murray Road, Smithton, IV2 7YU

Details of the A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme can be found at:

http://www.transport.gov.scot/project/a9a96-inshes-smithton The exhibition material will be available to view here from 23 August 2016.

Published 9 Aug 2016