Overview

This 22 km road from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry 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, Jacobs UK Ltd.

The sections of the A9 to be dualled between Killiecrankie to Pitagowan and Pitagowan to Glen Garry have been progressed as separate schemes as part of the DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) Stage 1 and 2 design work for the dualling programme.

Having now identified the preferred routes for both these schemes, they are to be taken forward as one combined scheme for the next phase of the design work stretching over 22 km from Killiecrankie to Glen Garry.

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.

Drop-ins are being held on 5 and 6 April 2017 to let the public and road users review the development of the preferred route for the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project. Exhibition materials are available to download.

Previous exhibitions

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

June 2015

A public exhibition was held in Blair Atholl Village Hall on 2 June 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 3 June 2015 (4 pm – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Pitagowan to Glen Garry dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

May 2015

A public exhibition was held in Killiecrankie Village Hall on 27 May 2015 (11 am – 4 pm) and 28 May 2015 (4 – 8 pm) to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route and junction options, for the Killiecrankie to Pitagowan dualling project.

The report on this exhibition has been published

Designing the route

The section of the A9 between Killiecrankie and Glen Garry presents some challenges including:

  • construction challenges are present due to extensive lengths of rock outcrops along the route
  • there are areas designated as both SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and GCR (Geological Conservation Review) sites
  • minimising land use impacts on farms and estates
  • crossing River Garry
  • providing safe access to adjacent communities and properties.

Killiecrankie Battlefield metal detecting survey

A major metal detecting survey was undertaken in August 2015 on the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. This work unearthed new finds and improved our knowledge of Scotland’s military history of the 1689 battle between the Jacobite army and Government forces.

The survey also provided further information for developing the plans to dual the A9 between Killiecrankie and Pitagowan.