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Published date : 20 March, 2014

The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the publication of the draft Road Orders and Environmental Statement for the 9.5 km section of the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam, in his constituency, which is expected to start construction in 2017. The designs go on display at a public exhibition being held in Bankfoot on 2 and 3 April, giving locals and road users a chance to comment on the proposals.

Mr Wishart said:

“I am delighted to learn that we have reached this stage in the process of taking forward the dualling of the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam stretch of the A9. 

“This is one of the most heavily used sections of the road and I am sure that my constituents will be looking forward to seeing the plans and I would urge folk to get along to the public exhibitions and take the opportunity to contribute to the process of getting this important improvement absolutely right.

“No previous government has committed to dualling the A9 all the way from Perth to Inverness.  It is the most expensive roads project ever undertaken in Scotland and I am proud of my SNP colleagues in the Scottish Government for ensuring that this life saving project has not only been put in place but is being delivered ahead of schedule.”

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