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WISHART WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT ON CONTRACTS FOR A9 DUALLING

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the announcement this week by the Scottish Government’s Transport Minister of the awarding of a number of contracts relating to the dualling of the A9 from Perth to Inverness.

Speaking today (Thursday) Mr Wishart said:

“The need for this project has been made sadly clear yet again this week when a collision resulted in the death of a motorcyclist and the closure of the A9 in both directions for a considerable period of time.

“So it is really good to see progress being made towards the target of having dual carriageway all the way from Perth to Inverness with the awarding of a number of contracts being announced, including the ground investigation contract for the 8 km Birnam to Tay Crossing section

“This is the most expensive transport project ever undertaken in Scotland, involving some significant engineering difficulties as 132km of road are upgraded to dual carriageway, so no-one expects it to come about overnight but I also welcome the recent news that adjustments to the manner in which the work is to be carried out means some sections of the carriageway will be completed faster than originally predicted.

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