Transport Scotland announces £100m contract notice for A9 from Perth to Inverness
The A9 trunk road is the main route that connects central Scotland and the Highlands stretching from Dunblane situated north of Stirling, and travels north bypassing Perth and Inverness before finishing in Thurso. The existing route consists of single and dual carriageways with varying speed limits.
A prior information notice (PIN) was recently issued by Transport Scotland for a £100m construction contract for a 9.5km section between Luncarty to the Pass of Birnam.
A contract notice will follow in the very near future.
Transport Scotland is also looking for contractors to carry out a series of advanced works across the entire route in preparation for future construction.
Design work is continuing for the remainder of the route between Perth and Inverness with a series of public exhibitions for consultation on preferred routes for the 24km Dalraddy to Slochd section, and the 16km Crubenmore to Kincraig section.
According to Keith Brown – Economy Secretary, “The range of activity and work underway to deliver the A9 dualling programme is tangible evidence of our commitment to upgrade this important road linking central Scotland to the Highlands and Islands, and that the 7.5km stretch of upgraded A9 road between Kincraig and Dalraddy is scheduled to open this summer. Significant strides and remain on target to deliver our ambitious A9 dualling programme by 2025.”