No end in sight for Ruthvenfield Road Delays


The Chief Executive of Perth and Kinross Council, Bernadette Malone, has said that tailbacks on Ruthvenfield Road will continue to affect motorists but insisted they were working to ensure the project is completed ahead of schedule.

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Liz Smith, wrote to Bernadette at the end of January to ask what Perth and Kinross Council and Bear Scotland was doing to help improve travel time on the road during construction work.

A section of Ruthvenfield road has been closed whilst work is underway on £35 million upgrades to the A9/A85 junction.

Commenting Liz Smith MSP said:

“I am pleased to learn that Perth and Kinross Council is exploring all possible options for reducing delays on Ruthvenfield Road and I appreciate that there is no ‘quick fix’.

“Traffic jams on the road have been particularly bad during rush hour and motorists are often left sitting in traffic for long periods. This is not good for business or workers and it’s important that every effort is made to improve congestion.

“Completing these works on time is a must and I am glad to hear that the Council is pressing for an early completion date. Perth is expanding fast and I would hope that the council models and forecasts future delays more accurately when it comes to construction at Bertha Park and Scone.”