John Swinney MSP November 2023 Visit

15th November, 2023
General News

John Swinney, MSP for Perthshire North, has visited with contractors and officials working on the Cross Tay Link Road for the second time this year.

John Swinney Visits CTLR

As the largest-ever infrastructure project undertaken by Perth and Kinross Council, Cross Tay Link Road has been boosted by £40m of Scottish Government funding. Due to open in 2025, it involves the construction of a new 3-span bridge over the River Tay and a six kilometre stretch of new carriageway linking the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94, just north of Scone. It also includes the construction of two kilometres of realigned dual carriageway on the A9 just north of the Inveralmond Roundabout.

Commenting, Mr Swinney said: “I was delighted to meet with the team currently working on the construction of the CrossTay Link Road. It was also particularly welcome to view in-person the progress on the road that has been made since my previous visit earlier this year.

“The CTLR is a hugely-ambitious infrastructure project that will bring with it improvements to air quality, better traffic flow and new economic opportunities. To that end, I look forward to continuing to liaise with all those involved in this project over the coming months, and to viewing the construction process again prior to next year’s scheduled opening.”

John Slaven, Project Manager and Construction Manager for BAM UK & Ireland, commented, "The Cross Tay Link Road project has progressed well over the summer months, with key milestones reached including the opening of the realigned A9, the opening of the new section of Link Road between Stormontfield Road and the A93 and the substantial completion of both the A9 overbridge build and the Green Bridge main construction.

"Ensuring we keep the area's elected officials, and in turn, the wider community, up to date with these advances is hugely important and we'd like to thank Mr Swinney for his time on site."

Read about Mr Swinney's first visit here >