Construction work to dual the A9 between Luncarty and Birnam will start in 2017 announced Scottish transport minister Keith Brown today.
Brown said the work was a “tangible sign” of the Scottish government’s commitment to the bigger project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025.
“Such infrastructure construction projects simply do not – cannot - happen overnight but, as these detailed exhibitions demonstrate, design work is already well underway to allow us to achieve the 2025 target,” said Brown.
He made the announcement during a visit to an exhibit in Perth of the different design options. Designs are also on display for work to duel a second stretch between Birnam and the Tay Crossing but there is no construction start date for this yet. Both stretches together – from Luncarty to the Tay Crossing – will cost in the region of £200M.
The project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness covers 80 miles making it 16 times the length of the M74 completion project. Since 2007 around £50m has already been spent on improvements to this stretch of road.