Councillors at The Highland Council in Scotland have agreed a joint motion deploring the decision of the Scottish Government to delay the dualling of the A9.
They say the “horrendous” spate of accidents and resultant fatalities on the single carriageway sections of the road has brought misery to families from across the country and beyond its Council area. Additionally, they say the failure to upgrade this vital transport link has a huge, negative, economic impact to the economy of the whole Highlands.
As a result this Council between Inverness and Perth and asks that the Transport Minister immediately publishes a revised timetable for the completion of the works.
The Council adds it agrees with SNP MSP Fergus Ewing that the Scottish Government’s failure to dual the A9 by 2025 amounts to “a betrayal of the Highlands,” and supports his call for a parliamentary enquiry into the handling of the A9 improvement programme.
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