November 10, 2023


  • Works begin Monday 20 November
  • Nighttime convoy with junction closure


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out road surface improvements on the A9 between Alness and Tomich. The scheme is set to get underway on Monday 20 November.


A new surface will be laid on the carriageway of the A9 between Alness and Tomich, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.


The project is scheduled to take place over 20 nights, from Monday 20 November to the morning of Monday 18 December, between 7pm and 7am each night with no work on Friday or Saturday nights. Works will be complete by 7am on Monday 18 December, subject to weather conditions.


To protect roadworkers and motorists there will be a lane closure with a 10mph convoy system in place. The A9/Obsdale Road, Alness junction will also be closed with a signed local diversion in place. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, with a speed restriction of 30mph in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.


Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These road maintenance works on the A9 at Alness will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for road users.

“The use of convoy traffic management during working hours is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists.”


“We thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete this project. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”


Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.traffic.gov.scot or X @trafficscotland.


Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.