Leader welcomes start of A9 dualling
Councillor Margaret Davidson, Leader of the Highland Council today welcomed the commencement of work to start dualling the A9 which was formally launched today by Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.
This first phase of work is the five-mile long section between Kincraig and Dalraddy which is due to be completed by summer 2017.
Councillor Davidson said: "We’ve campaigned for many years to see the A9 dualled and so I very much welcome the commencement of this work. This is a good start but we need to ensure the remaining stretches are completed as quickly as possible. It’s hugely important for us to see the A9 dualled as it improves our link to the rest of Scotland, helps the economy and promotes safety, so we will work with the Scottish Government to see if we can shorten the time it will take to complete this project."