The Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) is Phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project. This is a much needed new road linking the A9 over the River Tay to the A93 and A94 north of Scone. It includes realignment of a section of the A9, provision of a new bridge over the River Tay and railway and provision of a new grade separated junction on the A9 north of Inveralmond Roundabout. This phase provides the long awaited and much needed third crossing over the River Tay and link road to the north of Scone which will help to alleviate traffic congestion in the City Centre and Bridgend as well as facilitating sustainable development as envisaged in the Council’s Local Development Plan.
The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Stage 2 Report was completed in 2016. This report details the selection of the final preferred route of the CTLR and can be viewed here. The preferred route proposed by this report was subsequently approved at a Council meeting on 14 December 2016 (The Council report can be viewed by clicking here). A plan of the preferred route of the new road can be viewed by clicking here.
Details of the route corridor selection carried out in 2011 can also be viewed in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Stage 1 Report by clicking here.
Further to the completion of the Stage 2 Report, the specimen design of the CTLR commenced in July 2017. The estimated programme for delivery of this phase is summarised as follows:
- Design completed by mid 2019
- Planning application submitted by mid-late 2019
- Procurement of main construction contract during 2020
- Works commence during 2021
- Works completed during 2023
Perth and Kinross Council appointed SWECO as design consultants for the CTLR in July 2017. SWECO (www.sweco.co.uk) have commenced the design and planning process.
Consultations with all affected stakeholders are underway and the preferred route is being developed into a full design, where necessary, based on these discussions. The current design layout can be viewed by clicking here.
Site Investigations & Surveys
Site Investigations are also required to inform the design and planning process for this large scale infrastructure project. These include geotechnical (ground) investigations, topographical surveys, archaeological investigations, drainage investigations, watercourse surveys and ecological surveys. These investigations commenced in late 2017 and will be ongoing throughout 2018.
As with any road scheme of this scale it is necessary to purchase the land required for construction. Perth & Kinross Council has commenced the land purchase process and discussions are ongoing with all affected landowners. The Council will endeavour to make sure that land is purchased by agreement where possible.
The video below shows a fly through of the proposed Cross Tay Link Road as well as the A9 / A85 Project which is currently on-site.