Cross Tay Link Road Project Progress Report
With works on the multi-million Cross Tay Link Road Project (CTLR) now well underway, BAM Nuttall and Perth & Kinross Council have been conducting a series of progress visits for elected members, MPs and MSPs, senior Council officials, and officers.
Progress with drainage and ducting works on the 6km stretch of the road from the River Tay to the A94 is now well advanced.
Work is well underway with constructing the ‘Green Bridge’ at Highﬁeld. This will allow access across the new road to Highﬁeld Plantation for active travel users and wildlife, thus maintaining connectivity. The bridge itself is of a precast concrete design which was assembled in 32 separate pieces. Landscaping will commence in November 2023 – due to seasonal constraints this cannot be started earlier.
Road widening work to incorporate new roundabouts on the A93 and A94 is now underway. This also includes the new roundabout at Highﬁeld Track.
Landscaping works along the length of the new route commenced in Spring 2023 and compensatory planting is well underway in all areas with 45,000 trees – just under 50% of the total planned - planted to date.
A signiﬁcant milestone has been reached on the CTLR project, with piling operations on both the east and west side of the River Tay now completed. Piling for the structure is being done to support the structure foundations. The east pier foundation is being constructed within a cofferdam and is set below the river bed level. Upon completion of the structure, the river bank will be reinstated to its original profile.
Around August 2023, construction of the initial deck segment of reinforced steel, high-strength concrete, and post-tensioning cables will commence. A careful construction sequence will ensure that a segment will be constructed on either side of each pier to maintain a perfect balance.
The bridge is currently forecast to complete in the summer of 2024.
Phase 1 of the contraflow work is underway on the south and north tie-ins of the A9 which is due for completion in the coming weeks. This will allow traﬃc to be moved from the existing A9 to the new realigned northbound carriageway section. This will facilitate the Phase 2 contraflow works.
Drainage and ducting works along the length of the new route are now complete.
Work on the superstructure of the new A9 overbridge have progressed well after the erection of the precast beams early in May 2023.