Phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project is a new road linking the A9 to the A93 and A94. It includes realignment of a section of the A9, provision of a new bridge of the River Tay and Railway and provision of a new grade separated junction on the A9 north of Inveralmond Roundabout. This phase provides the 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 Cross Tay Link Road 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 corridor selection carried out in 2011 can also be viewed in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Stage 1 Report by clicking here.
The design of the Cross Tay Link Road commenced in July 2017. The estimated programme for delivery of this phase can be 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
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.