Scotland

A737 Improvements at Beith 28 August 2017

Reconstruction of the southern half of the A737 Beith Bypass to replace the existing sub-standard road with a new bypass on an improved alignment. The new road will diverge from the existing at an enlarged Manrahead Roundabout to the south of the town and run to the east of the existing bypass, with a climbing lane northbound and a gentler gradient than at present.

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A9 Tomatin to Moy 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to provide a dual two-lane road between the northern end of the existing dual carriageway at Tomatin and the point it resumes west of Moy. This is the northernmost component of the wider A9 dualling programme and connects the existing dual carriageway at Slochd to the existing section leading north to Inverness itself.

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A9 Dalraddy to Slochd 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to provide a dual two-lane road from Dalraddy, close to Loch Alvie, past Aviemore to the southern end of the existing dual carriageway at Slochd. This scheme is the largest single section in the A9 dualling programme, providing 25 km (15.5 miles) of new dual carriageway in one go.

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A9 Crubenmore to Kincraig 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to provide a dual two-lane road between the northern end of the existing short dual carriageway at Crubenmore and a point just west of Kincraig, a distance of 16 km (10 miles).

This is one of the more complex parts of the wider strategy to provide continuous dual carriageway from Perth to Inverness, requiring several new grade separated junctions to serve settlements along its route, and duplication of the seven-span bridge across the River Spey.

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A9 Dalwhinnie to Crubenmore 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to dual two-lane road from the junction with the A889 at Dalwhinnie to the southern end of the existing dual carriageway at Crubenmore. This 11 km (6.8 mile) section forms part of a wider programme to upgrade the A9 to dual carriageway between Perth and Inverness.

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A9 Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to provide a dual two-lane road between the north end of the existing dual carriageway at Glen Garry and the A889 at Dalwhinnie. The work will form part of a wider programme that aims to dual the A9 all the way from Perth to Inverness.

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A9 Killiecrankie to Glen Garry 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to dual two-lane road between the end of the existing short dual carriageway south of Killiecrankie and the start of the next dual carriageway section at Glen Garry. This scheme will provide 22km (15 miles) of upgraded road, over which distance there are relatively few access points. The difficulty of this scheme will be the exposed and remote nature of the works, and the rocky terrain through which the road passes.

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A9 Pitlochry to Killiecrankie 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to a dual two-lane road between the end of the existing dual carriageway south of Pitlochry and the start of the next significant dual carriageway section south of Killiecrankie. The scheme will form part of a wider programme of works to dual the A9 all the way from Perth to Inverness.

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A9 Tay Crossing to Ballinluig 15 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 to a dual two-lane road between the Tay Crossing near Dunkeld and the existing dual carriageway at Ballinluig. The scheme is part of a wider programme of works to upgrade the whole A9 to dual carriageway between Perth and Inverness.

This section runs along the east bank of the river Tay and the design accommodates for the fact that the road runs in part on flood plain. Measures are also being taken to alleviate the risk of landslides on the southern part of the scheme, where this has been a problem in the past.

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A9 Birnam to Tay Crossing 14 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single-carriageway A9 between the end of the dual carriageway at Pass of Birnam and the bridge across the Tay near Dunkeld. The upgrade will provide dual two-lane carriageways as part of the wider programme of works to dual the whole A9 between Perth and Inverness.

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A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam 14 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing A9 single carriageway between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam to provide dual two-lane carriageways. At present this 9.5 km (5.9 mile) section of the A9 lies between two existing sections of dual two-lane road, at the south end running from Luncarty to Perth and at the north end a short overtaking section through Pass of Birnam. When the scheme is finished the dual carriageway will be continuous from Perth to Birnam.

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A9 Kincraig to Dalraddy 14 August 2017

Upgrade of the existing single carriageway A9 between the Highland Wildlife Park and a point close to Loch Alvie to provide dual two-lane carriageways, as part of the wider programme of works to upgrade the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

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Cross Tay Link Road 28 May 2017

Construction of a new single two-lane road to the north of Perth, linking the A9 to the A93 and A94 with a new crossing of the River Tay.

The road will connect to the A9 at a new grade-separated junction north of Inveralmond. To the east, it will cross the Tay and curve around the north of the city, with junctions at Stormontfield Road and the A93 before terminating at a signalised junction on the A94. To the west, it will loop around to Ruthvenfield to rejoin the A9 at another new junction. This western part will open up new land for development.

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M74 J5 Improvement 23 May 2017

Reconstruction of the existing interchange at M74 J5, which at present is a simple grade-separated roundabout. A new underpass 625 metres (683 yards) in length will allow the A725 to bypass the roundabout, with existing approaches to the roundabout becoming links from the new dual carriageway. The A725 will be realigned over a total length of 1.8 Km (1.1 miles).

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A9 Dunblane - Inverness 23 May 2017

Work to improve the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, including provision of new overtaking lanes and extension of the dual carriageway section at Crubenmore.

This scheme was eventually superceded by the wider A9 Dualling project which is documented elsewhere on CBRD.

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M90 Forth Road Bridge Replacement 16 May 2017

Construction of a new cable-stayed bridge across the Forth Estuary to carry a dual two-lane road with hard shoulders. The bridge will be sited to the west of the existing Forth Road Bridge, which is suffering serious structural faults. The new bridge was rushed through the planning process and fast-tracked to construction, because when the scheme was first proposed it was feared that the existing Forth Road Bridge may have been too weak to carry heavy goods vehicles even before the new bridge could be brought into service.

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M8 J29A Southbar Interchange 14 May 2017

Re-opening of Southbar interchange (closed in the 1970s) connecting the M8 to the A8 between junctions 29 and 30. The layout of the new junction will be significantly different to the original; two new roundabouts will be provided on the A8 with two sliproads accessing the motorway to and from Glasgow. No access will be provided to or from the north.

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A737 Dalry Bypass 8 May 2017

The aims of the scheme are to improve journey times on the A737 between Glasgow and North Ayrshire, and to relieve congestion in the town of Dalry.

The proposed new single carriageway road will leave the existing A737 near Highfield, to the north-east of Dalry. The road will then pass to the east of the town, crossing the Glasgow to Ayr railway line and the River Garnock, before re-joining the existing A737 near Hillend Farm to the south.

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