Overview

This 7.5km road between Kincraig and Dalraddy is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of the wider A9 Dualling Programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

Background

The Kincraig to Dalraddy project is the first section of the A9 to be dualled as part of the A9 Dualling Programme. It consists of a predominately on-line carriageway widening and pavement upgrade. Construction at the southern section of the project will run mainly in parallel to the west of the existing A9, before crossing over and providing widening to the east of the A9 for the northern section of the project.

This project has four accommodation underpasses and one large culvert replacement.

The contract for the design, construction and maintenance of the Kincraig to Dalraddy section was awarded to a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd. and John Paul Construction in June 2015.

Work on the £35 million contract is now underway and expected to be completed in summer 2017.

Other works completed previously on the A9 include the dualling of 3.2 km at Crubenmore, the Carrbridge Improvements, the Ballinluig Junction Improvements and Bankfoot Junction Improvements.

Benefits

Once completed, this improved road will:

  • provide safer overtaking opportunities
  • reduce driver frustration
  • reduce the number of vehicle convoys/platoons
  • support businesses, communities and tourism through Scotland by improving access to and from the Highlands.

Impact during construction

Engaging with local communities is at the heart of all of Transport Scotland’s major construction projects and will continue to be vital as work progresses on dualling the stretch of the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy.

The Contractor has a dedicated Public Liaison Officer (PLO) who is committed to keeping the local community informed as the project progresses.

Please contact the PLO for any enquiries relating to the construction of this project:

Anna Kelly
Community Liaison Officer
WBJBJV Site Compound
Baldow Smithy
Kincraig
PH21 1ND

Tel: 07496 739401
Email: Akelly@willsbros-johnpaul.com

We expect there will be some traffic disruption during the construction phase, although every effort will be made to ensure any inconvenience to road users is kept to a minimum. Police Scotland and The Highland Council will be consulted prior to traffic management proposals being approved.

Traffic management

A 40 mph speed limit, together with average speed cameras, and a prohibition on overtaking remain in place on this stretch of the A9 to ensure the safety of road users and the workforce on the road network.

These traffic restrictions are expected to remain in place for the duration of the work. Road users should expect some disruption to their travel times during construction, and are advised to plan journeys in advance.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption, however drivers should expect some delays and should allow additional time for journeys. We would like to thank road users for their co-operation.

Further information is available on the Traffic Scotland website.

Community engagement

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Contractor holds info session for local people

Local residents and businesses were invited to attend a drop-in session held by the contractor just after the project started last year.

Staff from Wills Bros Engineering John Paul Joint Venture were on hand at the Kincraig Community Hall to explain more about the project and answer questions on how the work may affect them.

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