Highland residents spelled out fears about overtaking lane

Warnings on flaws in A9 upgrade ‘ignored’

By Jane Candlish and Cameron Brooks

Published: 26/11/2010

Roads chiefs were warned repeatedly that the design of a new safety scheme on the notorious A9 was flawed – but still spent £2.6million building it.

Residents of Moy and Tomatin claimed last night that their warnings about the plans to create an overtaking lane on the Perth to Inverness route south of the Highland capital had been ignored.

One woman said that millions had been spent building a “death trap” and a local councillor said the cash would have been better invested in the long-awaited dualling of the road.

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