One of the most dangerous junctions on the A9 has been officially re-opened by Finance Secretary John Swinney.
Motorists suffered months of delays while safety improvements were made to the turn off at Bankfoot, north of Perth.
The Bankfoot junction has long been regarded as an accident black spot on the A9.
In a bid to put an end to the high number of serious accidents the turn off has undergone a £2.7 million upgrade.
Motorists had to endure five months of lengthy tailbacks but today the local MSP officially opened the new improved junction.
In the last three years the junction has been the scene of eight serious accidents and one fatal crash.
The A9 itself is officially Scotland’s deadliest road. In the last three years there have been 500 accidents, 780 injuries and 15 deaths.
John Swinney campaigned vigorously for A9 safety in opposition but today made no guarantees about dualling Scotland's most dangerous road.
Campaigners hope the Scottish Government act again before the A9 claims more lives.
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