Under consideration PE1992: Dual the A9 and improve road safety

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to deliver on the commitment it made in 2011, and address safety concerns on the A9 by:

  • publishing a revised timetable and detailed plan for dualling each section;

  • completing the dualling work by 2025; and

  • creating a memorial to those who have lost their lives in road traffic incidents on the A9.

Previous action taken

Have been in contact with Fergus Ewing MSP and Kate Forbes MSP.

Background information

A social media awareness campaign called “A9 Dual Action Group”, was formed to highlight the following issues:

  • The exponential rate of fatalities. The A9 has now become a road barely fit for purpose with an unsustainable influx of traffic on the infrastructure.

  • In 2011, the Scottish Government pledged as "priority" an ambitious dualling scheme to be completed by 2025, between Perth to Inverness in its entirety. Since then, 59 people have lost their lives on the Perth to Inverness section of the A9 (based on figures provided by Transport Scotland).

  • Whether there should be an investigation into the procurement procedure associated with this project.

  • The need for mandatory safety features to be deployed on the A9 before any further loss of life.

The Action Group are also concerned that, more than 10 years after being labelled a priority, it is looking increasingly likely the Scottish Government will fail to deliver on their commitment to complete the A9 dualling project by 2025.

  • Created by Laura Hansler
  • Considered from 28 December 2022

This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

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