In 2014, Transport Scotland held public exhibitions to present the results of the A9/A96 Connections Study with Options C and D identified as the best performing options. Since then Transport Scotland has appointed Jacobs to take forward the next stage of assessment work, which is the route options assessment process, on the A9/A96 road connection between Inshes and Smithton.
Public drop-in sessions
We held public drop-in sessions on 16 and 17 May 2018 to let local residents and road users view and comment on design changes to the preferred option for the A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme.
Representatives from Transport Scotland and our design consultants were available to discuss the design and assessment work and answer any questions.
We've issued responses to all feedback received during the drop-in sessions.
October / November 2017
As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment within the £315 million Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, public exhibitions were held on 31 October and 1 November 2017 to give local communities and road users the opportunity to see and comment on the preferred option for the A9 / A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme.
Representatives from Transport Scotland and its design consultants were on hand to discuss the design and assessment work and answer any questions.
Transport Scotland held public exhibitions on 23 and 24 August 2016 to update locals and road users on the route options under consideration for the scheme. The purpose of the public exhibitions was to explain how we took forward the options identified following the recent A9/A96 Connections Study and to give the public the opportunity to comment on the developing route options for the scheme.
Information presented at the exhibitions
Documents and reports