New M9 Junction wins a Scottish Civil Engineering Award


The new M9 junction won the Geotechnical award at the recent Scottish Civil Engineering Awards, which celebrate engineering excellence and innovation in the built environment.

The new junction forms part of the larger infrastructure works at Winchburgh and completes a key planning condition of the original masterplan, which required a new junction to be constructed prior to 1,000 residential units being occupied.

The junction’s primary purpose is to alleviate pressure on the communities and local roads surrounding the new development by distributing traffic to the strategic road network. It also promotes active travel with a series of footways, crossings, and remote pathways which interface with the wider Winchburgh community and allow all road users to benefit from the scheme.

Photograph of four members of the Winchburgh design team accepting the Geotechnical award for the new M9 junction at the Scottish Civil Engineering Awards awards dinner.
Aerial view of the new junction, which forms part of the larger infrastructure work at Winchburgh, West Lothian. Blue sky and clouds, with the Queensferry Crossing in the background.