Further progress on A9 dualling
The draft orders and Environmental Statement confirming the line of the 13 mile stretch of the route between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry have been published. Locals and road users will get a chance to see the plans at public exhibitions next month.
Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown said:
“Our ambitious programme to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness will bring many benefits for road users, communities and businesses who live along or use this important route between central Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.
“The work is continuing across the route and road users are already benefiting from the new dualled stretch between Kincraig and Dalraddy. We expect to get work underway on the next section to be dualled between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam early next year.
“At the same time, design work on the other sections to be dualled is well advanced and today marks a further significant milestone in our plans with draft orders being published for a well-used 13 mile stretch of the road between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry.
“This is just the start as we expect to publish draft orders for further dualling projects over the coming months.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project to attend one of the exhibitions on 13 and 14 December or view the draft orders and environmental statement online and give us their views on our proposals.
“Locals and road users will get an opportunity to see our plans for the other sections as their draft orders are published in the coming months.
“As well as the ongoing design work, we are continuing to engage with schools along the route through our Academy9 programme which has been designed to create learning opportunities for primary and secondary school pupils as well as further education students within the local community. We have held events with over 2,600 students and almost 400 teachers in schools along the length of the A9.
“All this signals the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensuring that road users and the communities along the A9 get the road network they rightly deserve, which when completed will bring faster journey times, better journey time reliability and road safety improvements.”
Details of the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry public exhibitions:
Wednesday 13th December, 13:00 – 19:00, Killiecrankie Village Hall, PH16 5LG
Thursday 14th December, 13:00 – 19:00, Blair Atholl Village Hall, PH18 5SG
Draft Orders for further dualling projects will be published over the coming months along with additional public exhibitions.