Project Update 8th August 2023

8th August, 2023
General News
CTLR Updates

Highlights Include:

- New Realigned A9 now open >

- Roundabout construction at Stormontfield Road progressing well

- East pier stem completed on the River Tay bridge

- Community News - Redgorton Bus Stop and advance warning on Speed Limit increase.

Link Road

Gran Fondo cyclists are the first to make use of the new roundabout

Road surfacing starting under the new Green Bridge at Highfield heading east.

Progress on the pavement construction (CBGM and surfacing) 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. This will allow access across the new road to Highfield Plantation for active travel users and wildlife, thus maintaining connectivity. The bridge is of a precast concrete design assembled in 32 separate pieces. Access paths leading up to the Green Bridge have commenced and landscaping will begin in November 2023; this is due to seasonal constraints.

The new roundabout construction at Stormontfield Road and the A94 has progressed well and it is anticipated that both of the roundabouts will be completed in the coming months. - The construction of the combined pedestrian and cycleway track has also progressed well in the last few weeks.

Landscaping completed in Spring 2023 has established well during the summer months. The remaining landscaping is scheduled for completion between November 2023 and March 2024.

Tay Crossing Bridge

The west abutment piling has commenced recently and will continue for the next 6-8 weeks

The west pier foundation, located between the River Tay and the Highland Railway line has been cast. The pier construction will now commence in the next period.

A significant milestone has been reached on the CTLR project, with the east pier stem completed on the River Tay bridge. This now facilitates the construction of the hammerhead which forms the first part of the deck superstructure.

Around September 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 segments are completed on East and West piers alternately, to maintain a perfect balance.

The bridge is currently forecast to complete in late summer 2024.


The new, realigned A9 is now open
The new, realigned A9 is now open

A critical milestone has been achieved recently with the completion for the new realigned A9 to the west of the old A9. This was achieved in just 18 months with the recent tie-in works completed under the planned phase 2 contraflow traffic management.

This has allowed motorists to be moved onto the newly realigned dual carriageway and the contraflow removed and replaced with new traffic management under a 40mph temporary speed limit.

The A9 Overbridge superstructure was completed recently with finishing works to continue in the next period.

The remaining off-line works will continue with minimal impact on road users.

Read more on the new, realigned A9 >

Community News

Redgorton Bus Stop Reopening

North- and southbound bus stops at Redgorton will reopen on Friday 15th September with an enhanced path network.

James Wilson, Agent for BAM Nuttall on the Cross Tay Link Road project, commented, “We fully appreciate the inconvenience caused by the closure of the bus stops at Redgorton and would like to assure local residents that we are committed to completing the necessary works as quickly and efficiently as possible during this time.”

The closure period has allowed for various works to be undertaken at and in the vicinity of the new bus stops, and has included earthworks, the installation of new drainage, kerbing and fencing, and laying of foundations and surfacing. These additional works will ensure that residents will find improved access to the bus stops.

Speed Limit Increase

The current reduction in speed limit on the A9 between the Inveralmond Roundabout and Luncarty Junction will increase from 40 mph to 50 mph at the end of October 2023.

The 50mph speed limit will be in effect until the completion of the ongoing works in Spring 2025 to ensure the safety of personnel using the site accesses and working adjacent to the new carriageway.