A9 Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore


This 11 km road from Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of a wider programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

We have completed DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) Stage 3 and published the draft Orders and Environmental Statement for the project for formal comment on 19 December 2017.

The draft road Orders define the line of the proposed route from Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore with the draft Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) defining the extent of the land required to deliver the project. Representations in relation to the draft Orders, including objections, can be made in writing to Transport Scotland by 13 February 2018.

A Public Local Inquiry (PLI) was not required for the project, however a number of objections not withdrawn were considered by the Reporter appointed by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government. The Reporter issued his report to Scottish Ministers in November 2019.

Scottish Ministers published their decision notice in November 2020 which concluded that the Orders should be made.

The Road Orders and Compulsory Purchase Order were made on 1 July 2021 and came into force on 30 July 2021.

Community engagement

Community engagement is a priority with all of our projects. Working with those affected by the A9 dualling programme is at the heart of our planning and we regularly run engagement events to consult local communities, road users, businesses and individuals as our plans are progressed.

You can find details of engagement events and exhibition material to download below:

Public exhibitions - January 2018

Public exhibitions were held on 17 and 18 January 2018 to give local communities and road users the opportunity to see and comment on our proposals for the dualling project between Dalwhinnie and Crubenmore following the publication of draft Orders in December 2017.

Previous events

Public drop in session May 2017

A public drop-in session is being held on 23 May 2017 to give local communities and road users the opportunity to see and comment on the amended proposals for a junction at Dalwhinnie for the dualling project between Dalwhinnie and Crubenmore on:

  • Tuesday 23 May, 1-8pm, Dalwhinnie Village Hall, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AB.

Materials presented at the exhibition:

October/November 2016

March 2016

August 2015

March 2015

Public exhibitions were held in Dalwhinnie village hall on 9 & 10 March 2015 to let the public see and comment on a series of options for access and junctions for the A9 at Dalwhinnie.

Documents provided for the exhibitions:

A report on the exhibitions has been published.

Designing the route

For this particular section the following are being considered as part of the ongoing design process:

  • River Truim and its floodplain
  • the junction at Dalwhinnie
  • a number of access roads and Non-Motorised User (NMU) routes
  • localised areas of peat that may cause environmental or construction risks
  • landscape quality of the Cairngorms National Park.