Construction starts on first section between Kincraig to Dalraddy

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Keith Brown has announced that the Scottish Government flagship infrastructure investment project – the £3 billion A9 Dualling programme - has reached a major milestone today.

The ambitious programme will see around 80 miles of upgraded road being delivered between Perth and Inverness by 2025, with work beginning today on the five-mile long section between Kincraig and Dalraddy. This is expected to be complete by summer 2017.

The £35 million Kincraig-Dalraddy contract includes upgrading a five mile stretch of single carriageway to dual carriageway and will be carried out by a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction.

Delivering the project requires over 700,000 tonnes of excavation and will see the Contractor lay over 18 hectares of new road carriageway, the equivalent of 25 full size football pitches.

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