Aerial View – Extracted from RPS Scheme Model
RPS has been appointed as Lead Designer by a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction for the A9 Kincraig to Dalraddy Design and Build Road Scheme for Transport Scotland.
At the project sod turning ceremony on 10th September, Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Secretary, Keith Brown said the start of the work was “an important milestone in what will be one of the largest and most challenging infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history.”
The A9 is a vital strategic route linking central Scotland to Inverness, the Highlands and Islands. This scheme is the first section of the ambitious A9 Dualling Programme, which will deliver approx. 130 km of upgraded road between Perth and Inverness by 2025. The £36m contract for almost 9 km of dualling is expected to be completed by summer 2017.
A multidisciplinary team from RPS offices across Ireland and the UK will deliver the project:
Highways, geotechnical and civil design (Galway)
Structural and bridge design (Cork)
Environmental Surveys, design services and Ecological Clerk of Works services (Edinburgh)
Archaeological monitoring and advice (Edinburgh)
Landscaping design and supervision (Belfast)
Principal Designer under CDM regulations (Newark)
The project is a clear demonstration of RPS capacity to deliver major multidisciplinary projects, using complimentary skills across many offices. It will be the second major DB project that RPS has delivered in Scotland, building on our design of the £400 million M8/M73/M74 Upgrade DBFO which involves people from eight RPS offices in Ireland and UK.