Civil engineers have said they knew “for many years” that the Scottish Government’s aim to dual the A9 by 2025 would not be met and that the “glacial” progress on the project could well be deliberate.

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has written to the Scottish Parliament ahead of a meeting later this week to discuss progress to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness. So far only two sections of the road – Luncarty to the Pass of Birnam, and Kincraig to Dalraddy – have been successfully completed.

The Scottish Government revealed a delay to the project in February when it launched a new procurement competition to complete the Tomatin to Moy section after the single tender submission received was deemed not to be of good value, coming in higher than the £115 million estimate.

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