Date lodged: 16 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost per mile is of the work to dual the A9.
Answered by: Keith Brown 28 September 2016
We will only know the true cost per mile of the A9 once we have taken it to the market, however our current estimates are in the region of £19million per mile, rising to £37million per mile once risk, optimism bias and inflation are included. This produces a £3billion overall estimate (80 miles x £37million). However, this can only be an approximate estimate at this stage in the process.