A95 Lackghie carriageway realignment

What's involved?

The project is located on the A95 trunk road east of Drumuillie.  The scheme consists of the widening, horizontal and vertical realignment of 2km of single carriageway bringing it up to current design standards. The scheme will improve forward visibility, ride quality and surface drainage thereby increasing overall road user safety.

Project benefits

At present the section of trunk road is substantially below the current road design standards.  The carriageway cross-section, vertical and horizontal alignments and therefore forward visibility are all substandard. Despite the substandard road design, vehicle speeds through this section of carriageway are high.  The carriageway has also deteriorated significantly and requires major maintenance. 

Cost, Start Date and Completion Date

These details are available from the programme document

Impact on travel

This section of carriageway is the main link between Aviemore and Keith. There will be some disruption and delays to road users.  

Traffic management

Use of single lane working controlled via traffic signals and convoy working will be required to allow the safe construction of the works.

In the interest of safety of the workforce and motorists, a temporary speed restriction of 30 mph and at times 10 mph will be in force on the A95 in both directions.

Motorists should allow extra time for their journeys or consider alternative travel arrangements.

Information signs will be placed in advance of and during the works to warn the public of the road works and any delays likely to be encountered.

Environmental impact

The carriageway realignment will impact upon existing agricultural land. The environmental value of these areas will be assessed and mitigation measures identified prior to commencement of the works on site.  The design of the surface water drainage system will be carried out in consultation with SEPA and potential environmental impacts accounted for.


Made orders were published on 29 January 2010

A95 Trunk Road (Lackghie Improvement) Order 2010

A95 Trunk Road (Lackghie Improvement) (Side Roads) Order 2010

Notice of Determination