The A9 and A835 Trunk Roads (Tore) (40mph Speed Limit) Order 2024

The Scottish Ministers hereby give notice that they propose to make the above Order under sections 84(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which will have the effect of imposing a 40mph speed limit on the following lengths of road: -

  1. That length of the M9/A9 Edinburgh – Stirling – Thurso Trunk Road from a point 204 metres or thereby northwest of the extended centreline of the U2585 Tore – Belmaduthy Road to a point 264 metres or thereby southeast of the extended centreline of the U2704 Bogroy Road, including the circulatory carriageway of Tore roundabout, a distance of 1025 metres or thereby.
  2. That length of the A835/A893 Tore – Ullapool Trunk Road from a point with its junction with Tore Roundabout westwards to a point 205 metres or thereby west of the extended centreline of the U2708 Tore School – Viewmount Road a distance of 675 metres or thereby.

Full details of the proposal are contained in the Order which, together with a plan showing the length of road involved, a statement of the Scottish Ministers’ reasons for proposing to make the Order, may be examined free of charge during normal business hours from 9th Feburary 2024 until 8th March 2024 at the offices of Transport Scotland, George House, 2nd Floor, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2AD; and the Highland Council, Service Point, County Buildings, 84 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9QN.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed Order should send details of the grounds for objection in writing to the Director of Roads, c/o Shannon Wilson, Transport Scotland, George House, 2nd Floor, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2AD quoting reference NW/A9A835/SW or by email to by 8th March 2024.

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Transport Scotland
George House
2nd Floor
36 North Hanover Street,

Statement of Reasons

The Scottish Ministers are proposing to introduce a 40mph speed limit across the existing uncontrolled crossing points across the A9 dual carriageway, A9 single carriageway and the A835 single carriageway which lie within the national speed limit. A reduced speed limit around Tore roundabout will improve the safety of non-motorised users and will accommodate further active travel initiatives to be progressed.

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Start date 8 Feb 2024 End date 8 Mar 2024 Status Region Mode of transport