Significant progress in A9 Dualling design work

The longest stretch of the ambitious A9 dualling programme that crosses the challenging Slochd summit has today reached an important milestone.

The draft Orders and Environmental Statement confirming the line of the 15-mile route between Dalraddy to Slochd have been published.

Local communities, on or near the route, and road users will get a chance to see the plans at public exhibitions next month.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson said:

“Work is continuing across the A9 between Perth and Inverness to complete the dualling of the route by 2025. This is one of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in Scotland's history, and we remain on target to meet our commitment.

“When completed, our ambitious programme 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.

“Road users are benefiting from the new dualled stretch between Kincraig and Dalraddy which opened to traffic last year and advance works are already under way on the next section to be dualled between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam with construction expected to begin in the coming months.

“The publication of the draft Orders for the Dalraddy to Slochd section that crosses the challenging Slochd summit, means that we have now published draft Orders for nearly all of the dualling schemes.

 “I would encourage anyone with an interest in this scheme to attend the exhibitions next month or view the draft Orders and Environmental Statements on the Transport Scotland website and give us their views on our proposals.”

Details of the public exhibitions:

Thursday 20 September 2018, 12 noon to 8.00 pm

Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore, PH22 1SF

Friday 21 September 2018, 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Carrbridge Village Hall, Main Street, Carrbridge, PH23 3BB

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