The Scottish Conservatives did the analysis and then lashed out at the 'appalling betrayal' due to the “pitiful, snail-paced progress'.
Key railway improvements which could dramatically boost train reliability on Highland lines may not take place as soon as hoped, campaigners fear.
The Met Office yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force on Friday evening and covers parts of the far north.
The local authority halted the scheme just before it was due to go out to tender earlier this year.
Roadworks are set to cause disruption on the A9 near the Kessock Bridge next week.
He says 'the promised autumn update on a new timescale has been missed – as if we’re not already used enough to missed SNP A9 deadlines.'
Rail passengers in the far north have been reassured that Altnabreac’s temporarily closed station will reopen to passengers.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for snow and ice from 5pm today (November 29) until Friday at 11am.
The grants were approved by members of the council's economy and infrastructure committee.
The shortlist of contractors for the A9 Dualling Tomatin to Moy project has been announced today by Minister for Transport Fiona Hyslop.
The Scottish Conservatives claim the Scottish Government's “abject failure” to dual the A9 is laid bare by “astonishing” new figures.