A9 Dalraddy to Slochd

Overview

This 25 km road from Dalraddy to Slochd is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of a wider programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness. Design work is being taken forward by our consultants Atkins Mouchel Joint Venture.

Community engagement

Engagement with directly affected communities and businesses is at the heart of Transport Scotland’s projects and is a vital part of our work as we develop our ambitious plans to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness. These engagement events regularly take place along the route.

Public Exhibitions

Public exhibitions are being held to let the public see, and comment on, proposed junction layouts for the Dalraddy to Slochd dualling project.

Preferred Option

Public exhibitions were held in Aviemore on Thursday 2 March and Carrbridge on Friday 3 March 2017 to let locals and road users see and comment on the preferred option for the Dalraddy to Slochd project.

Details:

Thursday 2 March 2017, 12 noon – 8 pm

Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore PH22 1SF

Friday 3 March, 12 noon – 8 pm

Carrbridge Village Hall, Main Street, Carrbridge PH23 3BB

Exhibition materials

Designing the route

The project has a number of considerations in the ongoing design process:

  • the northern extent of the section beyond Black Mount Junction is severely constrained by the hard geology, the railway and the need to widen the 3-span 145m Slochd Beag Underbridge
  • the River Dulnain Underbridge (3 spans and 80m across) will require widening
  • there is peat present in the area
  • this section contains 21 Non-Motorised User (NMU) crossing points
  • the southern part of this section is important from an environmental perspective. It contains multiple SAC (Special Area of Conservation), SPA (Special Protection Area), SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) sites, a nature reserve and ancient woodland.