Designs for new Tayside £113m link road to go on show

New designs for the £113 million Cross Tay Link Road will be unveiled to the public.

Residents are being asked to help shape the highly anticipated construction project, which represents the second phase of Perth and Kinross Council’s largest infrastructure scheme.

How the new Cross Tay Link Road could look

The much-needed bridge, part of the Perth Transport Futures Project, will connect the A93 and A94 north of Scone with the A9 between Inveralmond and Luncarty.

Proposals, including a realignment of part of the A9 dual carriageway, will be available for scrutiny at a series of public meetings this month.

A local authority spokeswoman said: “The Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) will help alleviate traffic congestion and air pollution in Perth city centre and Bridgend, as well as facilitating sustainable development as envisaged in the council’s Local Development Plan.”

Funding was secured in June 2016 and the preferred route was rubber-stamped a few months later.

The council struck a £3.3m deal with Swedish firm Sweco to design the project, as well as carry out a questionnaire among locals as part of an extensive land purchase exercise. Over the past year, the company has been working with council road officers.

The latest artists’ impressions will be on display at three consultation events that start at Perth Concert Hall on May 21 from 2-8pm. The exercise will continue at Luncarty Memorial Hall on May 23 from 4-7pm and on May 28 in the RDM Institute, Scone, from 4-7pm.

The intention is to start construction next year with a view to opening it in 2022.