Friday 4 June
Please be advised that the weekend surfacing improvements on the A9 southbound approach to Broxden Roundabout have been postponed due to operational issues.
The project was scheduled to begin tonight, Friday 4 June, and had been planned to take place over one weekend using 24-hour working throughout this weekend. The work will be rescheduled and an update shared once new dates are confirmed.
The traffic management outlined in the media release below will no longer be required with the A9 southbound remaining fully open between the McDiarmid Park Junction off-slip and Broxden Roundabout.
All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes and will be updated once new dates for the project are confirmed.
Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org
Monday 31 May
A section of the A9 southbound in Perth is set to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £420,000 with works set to get underway on Friday.
The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the southbound section of the A9 approaching Broxden Roundabout, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.
The project is scheduled to begin at 7.30pm on Friday 4 June and will take place over one weekend using 24-hour working with all works due to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 7 June, subject to weather conditions.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, the A9 southbound carriageway between the McDiarmid Park Junction off-slip and Broxden Roundabout will be closed during the weekend. Motorists travelling south will be diverted through Perth along the A85 Crieff Road/Dunkeld Road, Caledonian Road, and A93 Glasgow Road. The northbound carriageway will remain fully open during the project.
Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.
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. New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £420,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this busy section of the A9 southbound, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.
“The traffic management programmed is essential for ensuring the safety of our workforce and motorists however our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. By carrying out the works under 24-hour working it will help minimise any disruption to road users.
“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.