He wants MSPs to secure guarantees but he asks: 'Will they at long last devote real money for the Highlands as opposed to the central belt?'
The Scottish Conservatives claim the Scottish Government's “abject failure” to dual the A9 is laid bare by “astonishing” new figures.
MSPs Fergus Ewing and Rhoda Grant both praised the reporting which 'exemplifies proactive journalism at its finest.'
The road authority says it would have 'no statutory role' to play in the creation of a memorial.
The Courier's Sarah Fyfe says it shows the 'A9 dualling is of vital importance to people in the Highlands and the government needs to listen'.
Cross party fury was vented in Holyrood over two and half hour delays it is feared could lead to fatalities.
The inquiry puts the Scottish Government under real pressure as former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also been called.
In a major escalation of the petitions committee probe, MSPs are also seeking 11 years of documents from Transport Scotland.
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The leader of the Scottish Green Party said ahead of their party conference that works to dual the A9 between Inverness and Perth "need to proceed".
Roadworks on the A9 at Dunkeld have caused delays to drivers travelling between the Highlands and the Central Belt yesterday afternoon.
Fergus Ewing hits back after coming under fire at the SNP conference which issued yet another dualling promise.