Eight of nine A9 dualling schemes ‘now ready to go’

6th March 2019

A9 dualling scheme

Eight of the nine remaining dualling schemes to improve the A9 in Scotland are now at the draft order stage, with just one project now outstanding.

Transport Scotland has confirmed that design work for the scheme is drawing to a close, with a last remaining ground investigation project to be carried out next month.

Final stage of groundworks to be completed

Work is set to take place over five weeks from March 4th along a southern stretch of the A9 between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig.

It will include the measurement of traffic volumes along the route throughout the five-week period. Travellers are warned of possible delays as a result of single-lane closures and the installation of temporary traffic lights.

This information gained will be crucial to ensuring the upgraded carriageway remains fit for purpose for years to come.

A spokesperson for Transport Scotland stated: “The latest critical investigations starting next Monday are for the section between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig and build on other ground investigations carried out for this scheme late last year.

“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during the works.”

The organisation’s representative went on to add that the contractor will be monitoring traffic management efforts at the site throughout the period and will act to ensure that all delays are kept to a minimum.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Work to upgrade the A9 has been ongoing now for several years. As a result, to finally see the end in sight for the planning phase, and for work to soon begin, is excellent news for road users in Scotland.”