Transport Scotland is upgrading 177 kilometers of the A9 from single to dual carriageway by 2025. As part of this GBP 3 billion project, the CH2M Fairhurst Joint Venture (CFJV) is designing and supervising construction of the 43 kilometer section between Glengarry and Dalraddy. The upgrade will facilitate safe travel, enhance the road’s performance, and support economic growth. A foremost challenge for CFJV was addressing stakeholder concerns about the project’s visual and environmental impacts. CFJV used Bentley’s reality modeling technology to create 3D visualizations, fly-through videos, and interactive models that explained the design scheme and presented accurate views of proposed roads and bridges at specific locations. Based on actual geometry, topography, and imagery, the models’ authenticity reassured stakeholders and addressed misunderstandings around design options. The reality models also helped the CFJV team develop detailed schemes that fit into the landscape and adapted to physical constraints. Read More