Public consultation on A9 North Kessock to Tore options
A public consultation has opened to seek views on options to improve road safety on the A9 between the north of Kessock Junction and the Tore roundabout.
This consultation is part of an ongoing process of stakeholder engagement that has been underway since autumn 2020, despite COVID-19 restrictions. With input from stakeholders and road safety engineers, a range of potential options for this section of the A9 has been developed and assessed. These range from shorter term and easier improvements to the more complex and longer term investments requiring further planning and design.
The consultation exercise is primarily digital to ensure everyone has the opportunity to look at and consider each option in detail and contribute quickly and easily online. People are able to access the consultation through the Scottish Government’s Citizen Space and on the Transport Scotland website. An alternative for those choosing to engage offline will also be made available by contacting WSP, Transport Scotland’s consultant, on 0141 418 7309 or by e-mail: A9-North-Kessock-to-Tore-Study@wsp.com.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“The A9 is a critical part of the strategic road network for much of the North of Scotland, with Tore roundabout is a major junction on the route. Communities in and around the Black Isle may be impacted by some proposals and it is important that local residents and beyond have their chance to share their views.”
The consultation is open from Wednesday 30 June until Friday 27 August and is available on Citizen Space.
Further information is available on our website.
Every year, Transport Scotland undertakes an review of locations where three or more personal-injury accidents have occurred over a three year period. At the end of 2019, the stretch of the A9 from North Kessock to Tore was identified as an area for further investigation. Also recognising increased development in the area, Transport Scotland commissioned an initial appraisal of this stretch of road to ascertain whether there was a ‘Case for Change’ looking at the area holistically. The Case for Change report identified opportunities for interventions on this stretch of the A9 and was published on Transport Scotland’s website in March this year. The preliminary appraisal assess these interventions against a range of criteria and takes into account the views of the public.