Transport Scotland has started the hunt for a contractor for Tomatin to Moy A9 dualling project. It has started the contract notice for the £115m Tomatin to Moy stretch of the A9 next phase. Minister for transport Graeme Dey started the procurement stage for the most northerly part of the Scottish government’s £3 billion scheme for the A9 between Perth and Inverness.
“Delivering employment and training opportunities that help the people and communities near this scheme is the subject to this significant investment in Scotland’s infrastructure that intends to offer improvements that bring economic, social and environmental comfort to the area,” said Dey, speaking on construction industry virtual event.
Better transport system.
The Tomatin to Moy A9 dualling project will help to offer our shared vision for Scotland – a long lasting, inclusive, safe and approachable transport system, helping bring a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. It will also bring new aspirations for carbon reduction in construction and strengthen employment opportunities through a wide range of skills and training initiatives and educational engagement, in the duration of the development phase.
The A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project includes the creation of almost 20 miles of continuous dual carriageway south of Inverness after completion. Among the other objectives are to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by offering subcontract opportunities, offer new jobs like apprenticeship and graduate posts, line up the use of electric/low or zero carbon emissions vehicles on site, use renewable energy sources, when available, to power site office and compound facilities and bring carbon emission measurement, monitoring and reporting with potential carbon reduction targets.
The Tomatin to Moy A9 dualling project will also increase greater connectivity for public transport, with upgrades to approximately 10 km of non-motorised user routes to inspire active travel such as walking and cycling. Transport Scotland anticipate that the development contract for the third section of the A9 Dualling will be offered in the second half of 2022.