This 9.5km 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.
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 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie 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, were invited to 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A Public Local Inquiry (PLI) was not required for the project, however a number of objections not withdrawn were considered by the Reporter appointed by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government.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 February 2019.
Scottish Ministers published their decision notice in May 2019 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.