Construction has started on building a new temporary access junction off the southbound A9 to allow work to begin on the new Cross Tay Link Road.
The temporary junction, which will be one mile north of the Inveralmond roundabout, will allow access to the site of the Cross Tay Road for workers, equipment and material deliveries. The Cross Tay Link Road project, which will be completed by BAM Nuttall, will include the construction of a three-span bridge over the River Tay, six kilometres of new road connecting the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94 north of Scone. The work will also see the realignment of two kilometres of dual carriageway on the A9 north of the Inveralmond Roundabout.
BAM Nuttall Project Director, William Diver said:”Although the vast bulk of construction traffic will use this access road a very small number of discrete deliveries of larger equipment required to support the bridge construction operations will be brought to site via the Luncarty junction, Scarth Road and Fairview,”
“We will be carrying out a letter drop to affected residents in this area over the coming days providing further information, and will be attending the local community council meeting with members of our team to provide an update on the project and discuss any issues.”
The temporary junction is the only access route to the site and has been specially chosen to limit the disruption caused to the wider area and traffic movements.
The Cross Tay Link Road will be the largest infrastructure project that Perth and Kinross Council have ever undertaken. The construction of these new roads is expected to significantly reduce traffic congestion and the related pollution in Perth City Centre. The project will also open areas for sustainable development.
For more information on the Cross Tay Link Road visit: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/