October 13, 2021

  • Works start Friday 15 October

A section of the A9 northbound carriage in Perth is to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £260,000 with works set to get underway next week.

The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A9 between Broxden and Inveralmond Roundabouts at the A85 off and on-slips, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is scheduled for the weekend of 15 October, starting at 7.30pm on Friday 15 October with expected completion by 6.30am on Monday 18 October, subject to weather conditions. To allow this project to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner restrictions will be required on the network as follows:

  • Thursday 14 October to Friday 15 October– Overnight lane closures will be in place for safety on both the northbound and southbound carriageways to allow for contraflow traffic management to be installed ahead of the project. A single lane closure will remain in place on the southbound carriageway during the daytime on Friday for safety.
  • Friday 15 October to Monday 18 October – To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a contraflow system will be in place between Inveralmond Roundabout and the A85 off-slip. Single lane traffic will be travelling in both directions on the southbound carriageway while the A9 northbound carriageway is resurfaced.
  • Monday 18 October – Overnight lane closures will then be in place on both the northbound and southbound carriageways to allow for traffic management to be removed.

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

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £260,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A9 in Perth, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“Due to the nature of the works contraflow traffic management is necessary and motorists might experience some delays. We have planned for operations to take place consecutively where possible to complete the scheme as quickly as we can to minimise disruption.

“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.

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