ABOUT THE A96 DUALLING PROJECT
East of Huntly to Aberdeen scheme
The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland have made a commitment to dual the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen by 2030, thus completing the dual carriageway network between all Scottish cities. You can read more detail here on the Transport Scotland website.
This is an estimated £3 billion project that will save an estimated 30-35 minutes from the Aberdeen to Inverness journey time.
In relation to the Huntly to Aberdeen scheme, Transport Scotland held their latest public exhibitions in May 2019 - If you missed these exhibitions you can see details of the materials presented on their website here.
The A96 Action group is focusing on the proposals north and east of Inverurie, namely the Violet route and why they its not an appropriate solution to the challenge being outlined by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland.
Press & Journal newspaper published this article in 2017:
Stage 1 Assessment Report: https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/2231/a96-dualling-inverness-to-aberdeen-stage-1-report.pdf
2014 Strategic Business Case: https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/strategic-business-case-september-2014-a96-inverness-to-aberdeen/
Tier 2 Option Assessment: https://www.transport.gov.scot/media/2255/a96-t2-sea-appendix-j-option-assessment-matricies-whole-options-and-option-b-variants.pdf Please note; detail relevant to the Violet, Green and Blue are referred to as the "Inverurie Option B North" which starts on page 29 of the document.