A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

Scheme outline

Upgrade of the existing A9 single carriageway between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam to provide dual two-lane carriageways. At present this 9.5 km (5.9 mile) section of the A9 lies between two existing sections of dual two-lane road, at the south end running from Luncarty to Perth and at the north end a short overtaking section through Pass of Birnam. When the scheme is finished the dual carriageway will be continuous from Perth to Birnam.

All existing junctions on the A9 will be closed as part of the works, and replaced by an arrangement of local access roads served by two new grade separated junctions.

This scheme is part of the A9 Dualling Perth to Inverness programme of works.

Under construction
Other upgrade
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Scottish Government


31 January 2012

Plans go on public display today. Work is expected to start in 2017.

30 April 2017

It's confirmed that work is due to start on this scheme later this year.

22 October 2018

Site clearance and tree felling have taken place. Works requiring traffic management are to commence this week.

23 January 2019

Still not much happening other than a few groundworks to the west of the current carriageway and a few tarmac covered recesses.

28 February 2019

Work has started with a speed limit of 40mph through the works.

24 February 2020

Deck beams for the Gelly accommodation bridge have been lifted into place. This is the last of the four overbridges crossing the upgraded road. The first part of the new northbound carriageway is now in use (in contraflow).

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