Transport Scotland has awarded a £1.5M ground investigation contract to Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical for schemes along the A9 dualling project.
The 12-week investigations will take place from Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore.
“The A9 Dualling programme between Perth and Inverness is one of the largest and most challenging infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history and building on the vital ground investigation work over the summer, this latest ground investigation contract will help inform the design work for two of the sections to be dualled on the central section of the route, totalling over 12 miles [19km],” said Scotland’s cabinet secretary for economy, jobs and fair work Keith Brown.
“We are also pressing ahead with the design work for the programme and are holding a series of public engagement events over the next few weeks to let locals and road users view our proposals.”
Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical has previously been awarded groundwork contracts for the project and Fugro also secured another contract worth £1.2M for ground investigations on the route last week.