September 23, 2020



 A9 Allan Water Bridge to Keir Roundabout, southbound


 Works begin Thursday 24 September

A section of the A9 southbound between Allan Water Bridge and Keir Roundabout is set to benefit from carriageway resurfacing improvements with work set to get underway later this week.

The resurfacing improvements will take place on the A9 southbound carriageway near Dunblane which will involve teams carrying out surfacing repairs as well as improvements to road markings, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.

The £320,000 project is planned to take place over three days using 24-hour working, with all improvements expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 28 September. To allow these works to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner restrictions will be in place on the network as follows;


  • Thursday 24 September – Overnight lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am to allow for traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.


  • Friday 25 September to Monday 28 September – To ensure roadworkers and road users are kept safe during the project, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place on the A9 between Allan Water Bridge and the A820 southbound on-slip from 7.30pm on Friday 25 September until 6.30am Monday 28 September. Due to the location of the surfacing improvements there will be no access to the A820 southbound off-slip, with signed diversion in place for motorists.


Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing project to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This latest £320,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out surfacing improvements on this section of the A9 to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists during this project. To help minimise delays as much as possible, we’ve planned the improvements to take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“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 the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.