Major progress on improving A9 Berriedale Braes
Long-awaited improvements to the A9 at Berriedale Braes moved closer today with the publication of Made Orders for this challenging section of the road north of Inverness.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:
“The Scottish Government has been working to progress the much-needed improvements to the A9 at Berriedale Braes.
“The hairpin bend and steep hill at Berriedale Braes has presented drivers, in particular HGVs and other long vehicles with a very challenging road to negotiate.
“Having got the go ahead last December following the Public Local Inquiry, we are now able to publish the Made Orders for the scheme as a clear signal of our commitment to deliver this scheme. Subject to completing the statutory procedures, we expect to start the procurement process for the main construction contract for this project later this year with works planned to start in 2018.
“When completed, the scheme will improve journey time reliability and road safety for all using this vital route.”