Humza Yousaf, leader of the SNP, has now said that work to dual the A9 will not be completed before the next Holyrood election in May 2026. He went on to say that the SNP were “absolutely committed” to getting this done. Just like they've been saying for 16 years. Originally due to start in 2015 and be entirely complete by 2025, to date, just 12.5 miles of dual carriageway have been opened.
When pressed on the matter, Humza Yousaf declined to provide any kind of new timeline or date for completion. Under the SNP and Green coaltion, progress has been and continues to be unacceptably slow. The road is unfit for purpose, crashes and deaths continue to mount, and the whole of the Highlands suffers from the SNP's decade and a half of inaction.
We are calling for the SNP government to:
'I support the campaign to get proper funding to dual the A9 from Perth to Inverness, and to get a proper plan to upgrade the A9 from Thurso to Inverness.'