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A ground investigation contract worth nearly £1.5 million has been awarded to Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd.
The contract which will help progress two A9 dualling schemes – Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore - is expected to begin later this month and take around 12 weeks to complete. There will be no work over the Christmas and New Year period.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Keith Brown said:
“The A9 Dualling programme between Perth and Inverness is one of the largest and most challenging infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history and building on the vital ground investigation work over the summer, this latest ground investigation contract will help inform the design work for two of the sections to be dualled on the central section of the route, totalling over 12 miles.
“We are also pressing ahead with the design work for the programme and are holding a series of public engagement events over the next few weeks to let locals and road users view our proposals.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along to the exhibitions to view our plans and comment on them.
“Hand-in-hand with the design work, we are continuing the construction works with the first stretch of new road in the programme between Kincraig and Dalraddy now in use.and the new dualled section expected to be complete in summer 2017.”
In order to ensure the safety of both road workers and road users we will need to introduce traffic management arrangements over the next few months for the ground investigation works. Road users and local communities will be kept informed of our plans and we will endeavour to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.
A map showing the 11 dualling schemes and where these ground investigations are taking place – Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore - can be found at: http://www.transport.gov.scot/project/a9-dualling-perth-inverness
Details of the public engagement events:
Pitlochry to Killiecrankie project: Preferred route
Wednesday 9 November, 3pm – 7pm
Thursday 10 November, 11am – 4pm
Pitlochry Town Hall, West Moulin Road,
Pitlochry, PH16 5EA
Tomatin to Moy project: Preferred route
Monday 14 November, 3pm – 8pm
Tuesday 15 November, 11am – 8pm
Strathdearn Village Hall, Tomatin, Inverness, IV13 7YN
Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie project: Preferred route
Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore project: Design developments
Killiecrankie to Glen Garry Project: Design developments
Wednesday 23 November, 12 noon – 7 pm
Dalwhinnie Village Hall, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AB -
Opportunity to view and comment on the preferred route and further design developments for the Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie project. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to view material from the recent drop-in for the nearby Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore project. On display will be the design developments which have taken place since the preferred route for this project was announced earlier this year.
Thursday 24 November, 12 noon – 7 pm
Blair Atholl Village Hall, Main Road, Blair Atholl PH18 5SG –
Visitors will be able to view design developments including proposed access arrangements and proposals for non-motorised users for the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project following identification of the preferred route earlier this year. There will also be an opportunity to view the preferred route and further design developments for the nearby Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie project.
Friday 25 November, 10 am – 4 pm
Killiecrankie Village Hall, Killiecrankie PH16 5LG –
Visitors will be able to view design developments including proposed access arrangements and proposals for non-motorised users for the Killiecrankie to Glen Garry project following identification of the preferred route earlier this year.