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Ground investigations for A9 section to start

Motorway

Ground investigations for a section of the £3bn A9 dualling project in Scotland are scheduled to start next week.

Investigations for the Dalraddy to Slochd section of the A9 – one of 11 schemes – will be carried out by contractor Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical and are expected to take seven weeks.

The company was awarded the £1M contract in December 2016. It runs alongside ongoing investigation work for the Glen Garry to Crubenmore section of the road.

“This ground investigation is needed to get vital information on the existing ground conditions in the vicinity of the A9 carriageway between Dalraddy and Slochd as we progress our plans to dual the road,” said a spokesperson for Transport for Scotland.

The 24.1km Dalraddy to Slochd section is designed by an Atkins/Mouchel JV. The first section to open will be between Kincraig and Dalraddy, due to finish this summer – all 11 dualling schemes are due to finish in 2025.

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