A9 dualling

Balfour in line for £184m A9 dualling works

09/07/2024

The Scottish Government has announced that Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd is its preferred bidder for the £184.7m contract to dual the A9 between Tomatin and Moy.

Contractors named on 'rebalanced' A9 dualling contract

30/11/2023

The shortlist of bidders for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project has been announced after a second round of procurement.

Transport minister Hyslop celebrates Road Expo success

30/11/2023

Scotland’s transport minister praised a bumper year at Road Expo as she opened the devolved nation's largest traffic and transport event with a keynote address.

New contract notice released as A9 dualling slips further behind

21/09/2023

Transport Scotland has published a new contract notice for the construction of the £150m A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy dualling, but the timetable for the scheme has slipped even further.

Collapse of A9 dualling procurement sparks recriminations

13/02/2023

The Scottish Government has caused fury among its own and opposition MSPs after announcing the failure of the procurement process for the third stage of the A9 Perth to Inverness dualling.

Transport Scotland official backs sustainable transport 'aspiration'

09/12/2022

The Scottish Government should continue to set targets that are ‘just about within reach’ for the transition to sustainable transport, even if they could eventually be missed by a significant margin, a senior Transport Scotland official has said.

Local firm toasts success in A9 advance works

16/12/2021

Transport Scotland is set to award two contracts worth £2.2m for preparatory works ahead of the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project.

Three in the hunt for £115m A9 dualling contract

02/12/2021

The Scottish Government has unveiled the shortlist for the next phase of the £3bn A9 dualling project.

Second phase of A9 dualling opens to traffic

26/08/2021

Scottish transport minister Graeme Dey has announced the opening of the £96m A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project.

A9 dualling moves forward as Greens sign up to road building

23/08/2021

The Scottish Government is seeking a main contractor for the next stage of the A9 Perth to Inverness dualling as a landmark agreement between the SNP administration and the Scottish Green Party left the country’s two main roadbuilding schemes, costed at £3bn each, largely untouched.

Sturgeon's A9 commitment rooted in the present

03/06/2021

The Scottish Government has hailed what it called a significant milestone on the A9 dualling project but first minister Nicola Sturgeon has declined to provide an assurance that her Government will not abandon the £3bn project as part of a deal with the Green Party.

£10m A9 framework finally finds a home

07/05/2021

The Scottish Government’s £3bn A9 dualling programme has taken another small step forward with the announcement of the successful bidders for a £10m ancillary works framework, four years after the works were advertised.

Matheson preparing orders for A9 progress

11/03/2021

The Scottish Government has again sought to reassure the public of its commitment to the £3bn A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness project as it reviews its delivery plan.

A96 dualling moves forward but progress is slow

24/02/2021

Scottish infrastructure secretary Michael Matheson has given the go-ahead for the completion of the statutory procedures for a section of the A96 dualling scheme – two years after a public inquiry.

Doubts arise over Scotland's major dualling progammes

05/02/2021

The Scottish Government appears to be backing away from a longstanding pledge to complete the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness by 2025, but said the scheme, and the A96 dualling project, is not included in its strategic transport review.

Getting to the point of inverted priorities

04/11/2019

Chris Ames looks at conflicting signals about the impact of the Scottish Government’s draft National Transport Strategy on major road-building schemes.

£6bn roadbuilding schemes 'up for debate'

03/10/2019

Transport Scotland has insisted that it is committed to dualling the A96 and A9 after a top official told a Scottish parliamentary committee that the schemes were ‘up for debate’ as part of a review of major projects.

The Long Read: The A9 dualling from beginning to end

27/09/2018

Dominic Browne speaks to Jo Blewett, project manager for one of Scotland's largest ever transport infrastructure programmes – the A9 dualling – to find out the facts behind this massive scheme.

Transport Scotland set to award £62m A9 dualling works to Balfour Beatty

30/08/2018

Balfour Beatty is in line for a £62m construction contract for the next major section of the £3bn A9 Dualling Programme.

Drivers using first stretch of newly dualled A9

10/10/2016

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.

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