Motorists are now able to drive on the first stretch of new road to be constructed as part of the A9 dualling project in Scotland.
Since opening on 30 September, drivers are now able to follow a new road layout between Kincraig and Dalraddy which will take them onto approximately 4km of newly constructed carriageway. This will then allow the contractor delivering the works to begin work upgrading the existing carriageway.
Hailing the milestone, Keith Brown, cabinet secretary for economy, jobs & fair work said: “As one of Scotland’s largest and most challenging infrastructure projects, I welcome this important milestone in our A9 dualling programme, with the first stretch of new road in the programme between Kincraig and Dalraddy now in use.
“Along with the ongoing construction work, we are also continuing to progress the design of the other sections to be dualled with three ground investigation contracts awarded in the last few months. These important investigations are helping to inform and shape the design as we work towards identifying preferred routes for a number of sections to be dualled.
“The Scottish government is working hard to ensure communities along the A9 get the 21st century road network they rightly deserve, and when completed our dualling programme will bring faster journey times, better journey time reliability and road safety improvements for anyone travelling between the cities of Perth and Inverness.”