10th January, 2023
Case Studies


Cross Tay Link Road Project


January 2023


John Swinney MSP & Councillor Grant Laing

The Challenge

The Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) Project, which is due to be completed in Spring 2025, will create a new bridge over the River Tay, a new A9 interchange and a 6km stretch of new road linking the A9 and A94 north of Scone.

The project has been heralded as playing a vital role in the future of Perth and Kinross economically and environmentally. Addressing the long-term transportation needs of the area, the project will deliver significant benefits for residents by diverting traffic away from the most congested parts of the city centre and then enhancing opportunities for active travel across the area.

The Activity

With the main construction works on the multi-million CTLR Project now underway, BAM Nuttall and Perth and Kinross Council provided John Swinney MSP and Councillor Grant Laing, Perth & Kinross Council Leader, with a guided tour of the site’s A9 compound and West Pier works.

The Result

Mr Swinney commented, “I was pleased to receive an update on the progress of the Cross Tay Link Road and to see first-hand the work that has already been undertaken. This is a hugely important project that will transform travel across the region, unlock economic potential and reduce pollution in Perth city centre. It also represents a significant financial commitment from the Scottish Government, with £40m invested in support of the project.”

Councillor Laing commented, “This is the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by this Council and it is fantastic to see how far work has already progressed.”

The Cross Tay Link Road is Phase Two of the Perth Transport Futures project which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.