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26/02/15 10:30

Brown has designs on Dalwhinnie

Brown has designs on Dalwhinnie: Keith Brown Dalwhinnie

Transport Minister to view further planned work as part of A9 Dualling Programme.

Keith Brown will soon see plans of new road junctions for the village of Dalwhinnie as part of the Scottish Government’s work to dual 80 miles of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities is inviting the public along to an exhibition to see the proposals for themselves and have their say.

Mr Brown said:

“The A9 Dualling Programme is the largest transport investment in Scotland’s history, some 80 miles of new upgraded dualled road, and we are pressing ahead in earnest with the preparation work to deliver it - the first Government ever to commit to doing so.

“Work across the scheme is moving apace with construction expected to start on dualling the first section between Kincraig and Dalraddy this summer.

“The necessary design work is also progressing elsewhere on the project, with the latest options for junction and access layouts at Dalwhinnie being firmed up. These early designs form part of wider plans being taken forward to dual the six mile stretch from Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore, building on preparation work being taken forward across the entire scheme.

“The dualling work is part of a wider strategy to improve the safety and performance of Scotland’s longest trunk road, with average speed cameras already helping to make positive changes to driver behaviour on the route.

“I look forward to seeing the plans for myself and would encourage anyone with an interest to come along to Dalwhinnie on 9 or 10 March to view the options and take the opportunity to comment on them.”

The initial designs go on display on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March 2015 in Dalwhinnie Village Hall.

Notes to editors

Details of the A9 Dualling – Dalwhinnie junction options public exhibitions are as follows:

Location: Dalwhinnie Village Hall, Dalwhinnie.

Monday 9 March 2014 Public exhibition - 12 noon to 8.30pm

Tuesday 10 March 2014 Public exhibition / drop-in - 10am to 4pm

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