PE1992: Dual the A9 and improve road safety
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to deliver on the commitment it made in 2011, and address safety concerns on the A9 by:
- publishing a revised timetable and detailed plan for dualling each section;
- completing the dualling work by 2025; and
- creating a memorial to those who have lost their lives in road traffic incidents on the A9.
Petitioner: Laura Hansler
Status: Under consideration
Date published: 30 November 2022
Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee consideration
22 February 2023:The Committee agreed to invite the petitioner, and the Minister for Transport to give evidence at a future meeting. The Committee also agreed to write to organisations including the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, Road Haulage Association, Civil Engineering Contractors Association, Inverness Chamber of Commerce, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce, and local community councils.
14 June 2023: The Committee took evidence from —
Laura Hansler, Petitioner
Grahame Barn, Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland Ltd
and then from —
Lawrence Shackman, Director, Major Projects, Robert Galbraith, Head of Construction, and Morag MacKay, Development Management and Trunk Road Casualty Reduction Manager, Transport Scotland
and agreed to consider the evidence at a later meeting.
28 June 2023: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition to give evidence to the Committee at the earliest possible opportunity after she or the Minister for Transport has made a statement to the Parliament on the revised timetable for dualling the A9. The Committee also agreed to write to Road Safety Scotland, IAM Roadsmart, RAC Foundation, the Road Safety Foundation and the road safety charity, Brake. The Committee also agreed to gather views, particularly from local residents and businesses, on issues relating to methods for dualling the A9, road safety measures and the proposal for a national memorial. It also agreed to delegate the final arrangements for this exercise to the Convener.