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PE1992: Dual the A9 and improve road safety

Petition Summary

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

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee consideration

Committee Meetings

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. 

Official Report of Meeting 22 February 2023

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. 

Official Report of Meeting 14 June 2023

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.

Official Report of Meeting 28 June 2023

4 October 2023: The Committee took evidence from Alex Neil, former Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, and agreed to consider this evidence at a future meeting.

Official Report of Meeting 04 October 2023

Written Submissions