A9 ground investigation contract awarded
Investigative work to begin next month on southern section of road.
Vital ground investigation work is due to get underway next month on the southern section of the A9 between Birnam and Glen Garry.
Transport Scotland has recently announced the intention to award the contract to Fugro Seacore Ltd subject to completion of the mandatory standstill period.
The contract, worth over £2.5 million, for the 32 mile section of the A9 is expected to begin next month and last for around three months.
Infrastructure Secretary Keith Brown said:
"Dualling of the A9 has been talked about for decades, but I am proud that the Scottish Government is now delivering this much needed upgrade. This investment represents the most expensive transport project in Scotland’s history and presents some of the most challenging work ever undertaken.
"The ground investigations due to start next month between Birnam and Glen Garry will help inform the ongoing design work for the southern section of the Dualling programme. The ground investigation contract for the central section between Glen Garry and Dalraddy was awarded earlier this month and work is due to get underway shortly.
"In addition the Kincraig to Dalraddy project is at a more advanced stage with the contract now awarded and construction due to start this summer.
"The design work by the three appointed consultancies is moving on apace and we have recently been letting local communities see and comment on options as the work is further developed."
Notes To Editors
Details of the A9 Dualling programme can be found at: www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a9-dualling-perth-inverness
Transport Scotland’s Communications Team handle all transport enquiries. Their contact number is 0141 272 7195
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