The newly proposed route for the new ‘East Link’ will go on display later this month during a two day exhibition.
These public sessions will showcase the new designs for the 1.5 mile long stretch from Inches to Smithton which will connect the A9 and A96 trunk road.
The ‘East Link’ route aims to prevent motorists travelling through the centre of Inverness to connect from the A96 to the A82 Fort William Road.
The exhibition will take place on May 16 at Raigmore Community Centre and May 17 at Smithton-Culloden Free Church from 12 noon until 7pm both days; just five months after initial plans were published to members of the public for the first time.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment within the £315 million Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, we identified a preferred route option for the A9 / A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme last October.
“Since then our design consultants have been considering all the feedback received and we are now able to let locals and road users see and comment on design changes to the route.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along to one of the venues on 16 or 17 May to view our plans and to have an opportunity to discuss them with our team and provide vital comments.
“The material shown at the drop-in sessions will also be available from the Transport Scotland website from 12 noon on Wednesday 16 May.”
The project forms part of the £315 million Inverness City Region Deal.