Public gets behind the scenes look at Cross Tay Link Road project

18th February, 2022
General News

Perthshire’s transformational major infrastructure project is opening its doors to the public this month.

The £118m Cross Tay Link Road involves the construction of a new 3-span bridge over the River Tay and six kilometres of new road linking the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94 north of Scone. It also includes the realignment of two kilometres of dual carriageway on the A9 just north of Inveralmond Roundabout.

The new road will significantly reduce traffic congestion and related pollution in Perth city centre.

Now the public have the chance to find out more about the project at two ‘Meet the Contractor’ open days in Scone and Luncarty.

Main contractor BAM Nuttall will have staff on hand to answer questions and presentation material will be on show for the public to look through.

Convener of Perth & Kinross Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Angus Forbes said:

‘Although we held extensive public consultation around this project at the planning stage, local people will now get the chance to meet the main Contractor and find out more about the economic and environmental benefits this new project will deliver for the area’s communities and businesses.’

As part of the event there will also be an opportunity to sign up for two new community groups that will become a sounding board for the project.

‘We are looking to establish two new groups on either side of the River Tay, each will be used by the project team to feedback local views on how the project is developing. In particular we will want input into how the wider community benefits projects that are integral to the success of the Cross Tay Link Road project can be realised,’ said BAM Nuttall Project Director, William Diver.

The ‘Meet the Contractor’ events will take place in Luncarty Memorial Hall on Thursday 17 March from 3pm - 7pm and the Robert Douglas Memorial Hall, Scone on Tuesday 22 March from 3pm - 7pm.


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