A9 Tay Crossing to Ballinluig

Overview

The 7.7km road from Tay Crossing to Ballinluig is being upgraded to dual carriageway as part of a wider programme to improve the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

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.

Tay Crossing to Ballinluig Community Engagement Events – December 2017

Community Engagement Events are being held in Mid Atholl Hall, Ballinluig on 6 and 7 December 2017 to provide local communities and road users with an update on the design development since the preferred route exhibitions in February 2017.

  • Wednesday 6 December, 12.00 to 19.00
  • Thursday 7 December, 11.00 to 15.00

The events will also consult on an alternative overbridge and junction location currently under consideration for the Tay Crossing to Ballinluig project.

Previous events

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

A public exhibition was held in Mid Atholl Hall Ballinluig on 9 & 10 June 2015 to let the public view and comment on initial design work, including route options, for the Tay Crossing to Ballinluig dualling project.

Designing the route

The section of the A9 between the Tay Crossing and Ballinluig presents some challenges including:

  • the southern extent of this section has historical landslide problems including where a landslide event occurred on the steep hillside opposite the River Tay
  • the railway and a number of isolated properties are also located in close proximity to various sections of the road
  • environmental factors such as the River Tay flood plain, listed buildings, ancient woodland and conservation areas along the route.

Following considerable assessment work a preferred route option with online widening has been announced.

Read about how this decision was made using the documents below: