Call to construction industry as A9 Dualling work accelerates
An Industry Day is being held in Perth today to inform prospective contractors of the huge potential the £3 billion A9 Dualling Programme can offer their businesses.
Transport Scotland will tell representatives from across the construction industry more about the next multi-million contract to dual the A9 - the 9.5km section between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam.
Small to medium sized businesses will also be able to find out more about how they can compete to undertake advance works across the programme, such as site clearance, property demolition, access track construction, signage and fencing - all in preparation for future construction works contracts.
Addressing delegates at the event, Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work said:
“The presence here today in Perth of representatives from the construction industry, including many from the local area, really drives home the importance of the A9 Dualling to the north of Scotland. Transport infrastructure is a key area where improving connectivity between our cities, rural communities and centres of economic activity is vital to boosting productivity and competitiveness.
“We have set out our intention to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness and a considerable amount of work is already underway from advance work to ground investigations and public exhibitions informing communities of preferred routes to construction on the ground.
“All this work is tangible evidence of our commitment to upgrade this important road linking central Scotland to the Highlands and Islands and the significant strides we are making as we remain on target to deliver this ambitious programme by 2025.”