A9 dualling work ahead of schedule

MSPs John Swinney and Keith Brown. Dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness will involve some 80 miles of upgraded road. The first spade is expected to be in the ground next summer.

THE first of twelve schemes in the £3 billion A9 dualling programme has been brought forward and a contract worth around £50 million put to the market.

Anticipated savings from the Queensferry Crossing programme, along with the progress of the statutory order making process for the Kincraig to Dalraddy scheme, enables work on this to start six months early.
Transport Minister Keith Brown said, “As the Queensferry Crossing rises out of the Forth estuary, we are anticipating more savings being realised next year from the project’s contingencies, allowing us to unlock investment for the A9 dualling scheme now.
“With that investment identified and the progress in making statutory orders for the five mile long Kincraig-Dalraddy scheme, I have given the go-ahead to get procurement underway.”