Plans to dual the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen will go on display this week.
Transport Minister Keith Brown (pictured) previewed a programme of exhibitions in the north of Scotland today (11 November) which will give local communities the opportunity to comment on the plans.
The public will also be able to see the route options under consideration for the section of the A96 between Inverness to Nairn and related work on a Nairn bypass.
Brown said: “There are nearly 100 miles of trunk road between Inverness and Aberdeen yet just over 11 miles are currently dual carriageway. The A96 dualling programme will therefore involve the construction of over 88 miles of new dual carriageway. Like the challenges of the A9, the benefits of the A96 improvements will be felt right across Scotland with reduced journey times and improved journey time reliability and safety.”
Plans will also be on display showing the eight route options under consideration for the section of the A96 between Inverness and Nairn and the nine route options under consideration for a Nairn bypass.