Highlands & Islands

Public exhibitions of A9 dual carriageway design plans

The proposed design of the first section of the A9 to be dualled as part of a £3bn project to upgrade the road are to be shown to the public.

The Scottish government wants to make the A9 dual carriageway all the way between Inverness and Perth.

The construction work, which involve 80 miles (128.7km) of road, is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

The first section is a stretch of the A9 from Kincraig to Dalraddy in the Highlands.

Plans of the proposed design will be displayed at Kincraig Community Hall on 18 November and in the Skye Room of Aviemore's MacDonald Hotel on 19 November.

Construction work is expected to start on the Kincraig to Dalraddy stretch in 2015-16 and be completed in 2017 at a cost of about £40m.

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