Communities benefit from updates on A9 dualling

10th May 2019


Communities affected by the continuing upgrade of the A9 carriageway between Pass of Birnam and Tay Crossing will be able to attend several important events in the coming weeks.

Two community engagement events will be taking place at Birnam Arts and Conference Centre and will run from 11am to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, May 16th and 17th.

Why is it important to attend?

A range of routes for the new dualling of the A9 are being discussed at present, and details of each of the current options are being showcased at these drop-ins.

Members of the local community, as well as those affected by the changes to local transport infrastructure, will have a chance to find out more about the project so far and to air their opinions on each of the options.

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “I would encourage members of the local community, road users and anyone else with an interest in this scheme, to come along to one of the events in Birnam later this month to see the options being presented.

“We expect to identify a preferred option for this section of the route later this year.”

He added that this is a challenging part of the A9 dualling programme and therefore any input from local communities and interested parties will be welcomed by the design team.

Mr Matheson concluded the last round of events in March proved extremely enlightening and he has high hopes that these new events will prove similarly successful.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Upgrades to the A9 will provide welcome benefits to the local community, economy and businesses in the area in the coming years. All those affected by the project should not miss their opportunity to have their say on the current plans.”