Overnight surfacing improvements are planned for two sections of the A9 at the A85 Crieff Road Interchange starting from Tuesday night.
The project will address defects in the road surface on the A9 southbound from the A85 Crieff Road Interchange to Broxden Roundabout, as well as at the northbound off-slip to the A85 Crieff Road. The work will help create a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.
The project is planned as follows;
Tuesday 8 June to Friday 11 June, 7.30pm to 6.30am (four nights)
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during overnight working hours on this section of the A9. The on-slip from the A85 Crieff Road southbound will also be closed each night with traffic being diverted to Inveralmond Roundabout. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.
Thursday 10 June to Friday 11 June, 7.30pm to 6.30am (two nights)
To ensure roadworkers as well as road users are kept safe during the project, the A9 northbound A85 Crieff Road off-slip will be closed each night with traffic being diverted to Inveralmond Roundabout and back. A single lane closure will also be in place on the northbound carriageway for safety. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.
Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.
Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £180,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen these sections of the A9 near Perth, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.
“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works overnight and removing all traffic management during the daytime to further limit any impact to motorists. We’re also working concurrently at both locations to complete the work in the shortest possible timescale.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A9. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.
All waste materials and spoil resulting from these road works will be re-cycled in accordance with Scottish Environment Project Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.