SNP MP demands A9 “transparency”

The Scottish Nationalist Party MP Fergus Ewing is demanding his own government hands over important documents linked to the delayed dualling of the A9. The Scottish Daily Express quotes Mr Ewing calling for more transparency over its failure to deliver the road scheme, saying it would hand over papers “if it has nothing to hide”. […]

New Tender opportunity launched for A9

The Contract Notice for the construction of the £150 million A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project has been published by Transport Scotland. The organisation says this follows an extensive market consultation exercise resulting in a new contract designed to attract more bidders to the competition after only one bid last time around. It is anticipated […]

Transport Scotland sets out A9 plan

New procurement rules to find contractors to dual the A9 and a raft of safety measures are being promised by Transport Scotland to sort out notorious road. The letter from Lawrence Shackman, the director of major projects at Transport Scotland was written to the Inverness Courier in response to the newspaper’s crisis summit on the […]

A9 safety campaigners call for Scotland to join dashcam portal

Safety campaigners say the threat of being caught on dashcam may make people drive better and safer on the notorious A9 road in Scotland. The Press and Journal reports road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has backed a campaign to use the portal quoting Neil Greig, the group’s policy and research director, as saying: “The system […]

Scotland’s Transport Secretary “resolutely committed” to A9 dualling

Scotland’s Transport Secretary Màiri McAllan has again stressed that the country’s government remains “resolutely committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness”. The Inverness Courier has seen a letter to the A9 Dual Action Group campaigner Laura Hansler, in which she repeated her thanks to have been given the opportunity at The Inverness Courier […]

Scottish Transport Secretary promises review of contract terms

Scotland’s transport secretary Màiri McAllan is promising to ‘urgently work on Transport Scotland’s contract terms’ to make them more favourable for future procurements on the dualling of the A9. She made the commitment at The Inverness Courier newspaper’s A9 Crisis Summit eent, after it was claimed that the terms and conditions of Transport Scotland’s contracts […]

Scottish Transport Secretary vague over dualling timetables

The new Scottish Transport Secretary Mairi McAllan has failed to confirm if an expected update on dualling the A9 will include dates for the remaining sections waiting to be upgraded. The Press and Journal newspaper reports there is also little clarity about the A96 dualling timetable, after questions over the impact of a climate report. […]

A9 announcement now expected in the autumn

Scotland’s First Minister has told the country’s parliament that a delay in an announcement on plans for dualling the A9 is because of the appointment of a new transport team. This week Mairi McAllan had transport added to her cabinet-level portfolio and Fiona Hyslop was appointed Transport Minister. Responding to Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross’s […]

Civil engineers say they knew for years A9 dualling target would be missed

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association in Scotland is due to give evidence over the A9 dualling project, as part of a petition calling for details of the revised timetable for the project. The industry body has called the dualling work so far “glacial”, saying that and engineers had long known the project was progressing too slowly […]

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