Temporary diversions to east and west River Tay Core Paths
Construction work on the new Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) requires temporary diversions to the two Core Paths running along the east and west banks of the River Tay.
Both popular routes for walkers, the paths will be diverted from September 5 until the project is complete in 2025. The west bank diversion is relatively simple and detailed signage and instructions will be erected on site approximately 1.5kms north of the Inveralmond roundabout. The east bank diversion is more significant and will take walkers approximately 0.5kms away from the river bank with signs and markers directing them to safely rejoin the path again.
The diversion is required to keep the public away from what will be a live construction site and takes walkers well away from the work rejoining the path further up or down river.
The Core Paths involved are numbers LUNC/2, LUNC102 and SCON/140
The Cross Tay Link Road project 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, and open up areas for sustainable development.
BAM Nuttall Project Manager, Derek Walsh said:
‘We realise that this an inconvenience for the many people who use these paths daily, but the safety of the public and our workers needs to be our number one priority. We have tried where we can to keep diversions to a minimum with signage and direction to assist people safely around our construction site.'
The CTLR is Phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project to improve traffic flows and active travel opportunities in and around the city. For further information please visit www.perthtransportfutures
For further information about the diversion please contact [email protected] or call 0330 332 5400
Maps show details of both path diversion