A9 Dualling

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has again called for a meeting with Scotland’s Transport Minister to press for urgent progress on the dualling of the A9.

Recent statistics show there have been eight deaths on a 25-mile stretch of the road near the Slochd Summit in just three months with fatalities also occurring on other stretches of the road during this time too.

Rhoda Grant said “I continue to have constituents contact me pleading for improvements on the road before anyone else loses a life.

“I am extremely disappointed that the Minister has not yet responded to my request for a meeting and I have contacted her again asking for the opportunity to meet her to discuss the very real need for progress with dualling the rest of this road.

Mrs Grant concluded “If the Scottish Government is to meet it’s 2025 target for completing the dualling it really needs to inject a sense of urgency to move this forward before another family suffers the heart break of losing a loved one.”