Dualled section of A9 open to motorists

The £96 million upgrade of the A9 between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam has been opened to traffic.

All traffic management including lane and speed restrictions were removed over the weekend, allowing road users access to the 9.5 km of new dual carriageway between Luncarty, north of Perth, and the Pass of Birnam by Monday 30 August 2021.

The widening of this stretch of single carriageway is the second section of the A9 Dualling Programme to be constructed as part of the Scottish Government’s £3 billion commitment to dual 80 miles of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

The opening of this section to four lanes of traffic, the most southerly section of the dualling programme, now provides ten miles of continuous dual carriageway from Inveralmond Roundabout to Birnam for the first time.

“The opening of this major infrastructure project will improve road safety, journey times and journey reliability for the millions of road users that use this strategic route north each year,” said Scotland’s Transport Minister Graeme Dey, adding that “this vastly improved route will help stimulate the economic recovery of the north of Scotland following the pandemic.”

(Picture – Transport Scotland)

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