Highland Council welcomes early green light for A9 dualling scheme
The Highland Council has welcomed the Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown’s announcement (20 August 2014) to bring forward the first of twelve schemes in the £3 billion A9 dualling programme and a contract worth around £50 million put to the market.
Leader of The Highland Council, Councillor Drew Hendry said: “I welcome this early start to the A9 dualling programme which is directly in line with Highland Council’s Programme commitment to work with the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and partners, to upgrade the whole length of the A9 north of Perth (including the Berriedale Braes), the whole length of the A82, and the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen.
“This is great news. Highland Council looks forward to as early a delivery as possible of the A9 dualling programme. We also look forward to more opportunities to work with the Scottish Government which are in line with our Programme commitments.”
Transport Minister Keith Brown and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney made the announcement today from the A9 at Kincraig.
For more information see the Scottish Government news release: ‘First A9 dualling scheme gets early green light’