A9 Netherton to Buttergask

August 28, 2020

© BEAR SCOTLAND

£120,000 OVERNIGHT ROAD MAINTENANCE IMPROVEMENTS

 

A9 Netherton to Buttergask, northbound

 

Work starts Monday 31 August for four nights

 

 Essential work to address a section of the A9 carriageway south of Blackford is set to take place from Monday 31 August.

The project involves essential surfacing work across over two kilometres of the northbound A9 between Blueton Farm and Longfauld/Boreland Farm, ensuring the integrity and safety of the trunk road network at this location.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to start on Monday 31 August and will take place over four nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am, with the project expected to be completed by 6.30am on Friday 4 September.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. On Wednesday 2 September the bus stop prior to the Longfauld/Boreland Farm Junction will be closed for bus services from 7:30pm for one night. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.

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.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £120,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A9, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.

“We’ve arranged the project to take place overnight to help minimise disruption and our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journey in advance and check the Traffic Scotland website before setting out.”

The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and have been planned in consultation with Perth and Kinross Council and Transport Scotland.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.