Brown oversees A9 ground work as dualling roadshow starts

This work on the five- mile section between Birnam and Tay Crossing will provide detailed information needed to help inform the scheme’s design.

The Minister also highlighted a series of public exhibitions starting today about the remaining A9 schemes where detailed design work is needed, with an invite for the public to view proposals and offer comment.

Mr Brown said:

“Our commitment to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness is unwavering, and underlined in recent weeks with the first of three multi-million pound design contracts awarded, and the remaining two expected before the year is out.

“I’ve seen for myself today the start of ground investigations work for the section between Birnam and Tay Crossing which is vital to help inform the design process and help move towards publishing the draft orders next year. This section presents some particular challenges and we are working hard to minimise any impacts to properties, the railway and the environment.

“Work already carried out to shape the package of schemes which make up the A9 dualling programme has ensured the statutory approvals process is as efficient as it can be. We need to build on that work by developing in more detail a range of route options for nine of the schemes making up the programme. We are taking an exhibition out on the road to venues along the A9 to discuss our plans with local communities in more detail, and identify any local issues.

“A lot of design and assessment work still needs to be done before we can finalise the scheme alignment, but sharing these route options now will ensure that any feedback is captured early.”

Mr Brown added:

“With ground investigations underway for the Birnam to Tay Crossing scheme, the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam section scheduled for completion in 2019 and route options now on public display for the nine other sections, we are on track to meeting our ambitious target of finishing over half of the dualling programme by 2022 with completion by 2025.”

Notes to editors

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1. Information on the A9 Dualling route options and the Dualling programme can be found at:

2. Details of the public exhibitions:


Dates and times


Newtonmore Village Hall, Cuachan, Glen Road, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD

Tue 27 May 11am – 4pm

Wed 28 May 4pm – 8pm

Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore

Talla Nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HP

Thu 29 May 11am – 4pm

Mon 9 June 4pm – 8pm

Crubenmore to Kincraig

Pitlochry Town Hall, 20 Moulin Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR

Tue 3 June 4pm – 8pm

Fri 6 June 11am – 4pm

Pitlochry to Killiecrankie

Mid Athol Hall, Ballinluig, PH9 0LG

Wed 4 June 11am – 4pm

Thu 5 June 4pm – 8pm

Tay Crossing to Ballinluig

Strathdearn Village Hall, Tomatin

Tue 10 June 11am – 4pm

Tue 17 June 4pm – 8pm

Tomatin to Moy

Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore, PH22 1SF

Wed 11 June 11am – 4pm

Thu 12 June 4pm – 8pm

Dalraddy to Slochd

Killiecrankie Village Hall, Killiecrankie, PH16 5LG

Tue 24 June 11am – 4pm

Mon 1 July 4pm – 8pm

Killiecrankie to Pitagowan &

Pitagowan to Glen Garry

Dalwhinnie Village Hall, Dalwhinnie

Wed 25 June 11am – 4pm

Thu 26 June 4pm – 8pm

Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie

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