A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie


​This 12.2km stretch between Glen Garry and Dalwhinnie is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of a wider programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness. The preferred route has been identified and is being taken forward to the next phase of the design work by our consultants, CH2MHill / Fairhurst Joint Venture.

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:

Designing the route

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

  • the junction at Dalnaspidal
  • SSE’s upgrade to the high voltage Beauly to Denny power line – it runs parallel to and in close proximity to the A9 for approximately 22 km
  • this section is one of the most environmentally constrained areas of the A9 corridor due to various designations (SAC (Special Area of Conservation), SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), SPA (Special Protection Area)) through the Drumochter Hills
  • landscape quality of the Cairngorms National Park.