Motorists using the A9 through Golspie are set to benefit from an improved road surface as works are set to begin next week.
The £105,000 investment by Transport Scotland will see improvements to a section of A9 just over half a kilometre long, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists as well as reducing the audible impact on surrounding residential area.
The overnight improvements are scheduled to get underway on Tuesday 22 September and are expected to take up to four nights to complete. The project will be carried out between 7pm and 7am each night with work due to be completed by 7am Monday 28 September. No work is programmed for Friday or Saturday nights.
To keep roadworkers as well as road users safe during the project, a 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place over the extent of the project during working hours. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however a 30mph speed limit will be in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.
Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.
Consultation has been undertaken with local residents, businesses, the local authority and emergency services to make them aware of the works and the traffic management arrangements that will be in place.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said. “This £105.000 surfacing project will greatly improve the road surface on this section of the A9, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.
“We have taken steps to help minimise disruption for road users as much as possible during the project including carrying out the improvements overnight. The traffic management in place is essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and road users, however our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would encourage them to plan their journeys 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.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.