A9 Pitlochry to Killicrankie


The A9 between Pitlochry and Killicrankie is being upgraded to a dual carriageway as part of Transport Scotland's wider A9 dualling programme. As part of that, the 6.4km stretch from Pitlochry to Killicrankie will be developed by Jacobs Engineering on behalf of Transport Scotland.

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 15 December 2017.

The draft road Orders define the line of the proposed route from Pitlochry to Killiecrankie 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 9 February 2018.

A Public Inquiry will be held commencing on Thursday 7, Friday 8 March 2019, and Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 March 2019.

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 Pitlochry and Killiecrankie following the publication of draft Orders in December 2017.

Drop-in sessions - March 2017

Preferred route exhibitions - November 2016

February 2016

July 2015

Designing the route

The section of the A9 between Pitlochry and Killiecrankie presents unique challenges including:

  • widening the 160m span structure over the River Tummel and the 150m span structure over Loch Faskally, both designated as Special Areas of Conservation, will introduce environmental and construction challenges
  • improving junctions and road layout within a constrained corridor
  • working alongside and over the Highland Mainline Railway.