Cross Tay Link Road Update | May 31st 2024

Cross Tay Link Road Update | May 31st 2024

Work continues to progress on the Cross Tay Link Road project; the following update was issued at May 31st 2024.

Derek Walsh, contracts manager for BAM UK & Ireland commented, “With the challenging winter months behind us and longer daylight hours upon us, work on this impressive piece of infrastructure has gathered pace and we are pleased to have gained some real momentum.”

Jillian Fergusson, Roads Infrastructure Manager Perth and Kinross Council commented, “We are progressing well throughout all areas of the build, and I am particularly pleased to report that we are half-way there with twenty eight deck segments out of fifty six on Destiny Bridge poured and complete as of 28th May.”

New Kingsway Link Road

Work on the New Kingsway Link Road has delivered a number of key elements this month with traffic signs, street lighting, vehicle safety barriers, and landscaping nearing completion between the A93 and A94 roundabouts.

The open section of the New Kingsway between Stormontfield roundabout and the A93 roundabout has been well-received by the local community and offers a glimpse of what the completed road will look like.

The opening of this section also allowed access to upgrade the existing Stormontfield Road, which is now complete. Moving forward, Stormontfield Road will remain closed to vehicular traffic, allowing access to residential properties and Scone Palace only. The route will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists.

Surfacing has progressed well throughout April and into May and we anticipate that remaining works on signage and verge finishes will complete next period.

The Green Bridge at Highfield is also near to completion with only final touches to landscaping, fencing and pathways to come. Once finished, the connection between the new road and Highfield Woods will come into play for active travel users and wildlife.

Destiny Bridge

The west abutment stem wall located immediately west of the Highland Railway line has progressed well with all three pours now complete. With east abutment foundation and abutment stem wall (end support) construction was also recently finished.

The construction of the balanced cantilever reinforced concrete bridge deck segments is now underway with twenty eight segments complete. The careful construction sequence used has ensured perfect balance is maintained throughout the process (see photograph 1 below). The bridge is currently forecast to be completed in 2024.


The new A9 alignment to the west is now fully established and working well for drivers, and in addition to this, ancillary works such as bus-bays, footpaths, and accommodation works are completed.

The focus now remains on the next phase of works. The earthworks and drainage along the old A9 route continues and the drainage for the new Park-and-Choose area is now completed.

The A9 overbridge superstructure, finishing works including kerbing, ducting and hard landscaping, and surfacing works on adjacent roundabouts are all complete.

The reinforced earth approach embankment to the west side of Destiny Bridge is ongoing. This will connect the new A9 junction to the new bridge over the River Tay. Piling works are completed, the pile cap (foundation) is now under-way and the Denmarkfield Access Portal will be installed soon which will maintain through access for local properties in this location as well as cyclists and pedestrians.

Cyclists and pedestrians have temporarily been diverted from the A9 onto the existing riverside core path, enabling works to progress here safely.

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