Essential maintenance is planned for the overbridges on the A9 Raigmore Interchange near Inverness, with improvements set to get underway this week.
The project will involve surfacing improvements on the bridge deck, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users. The surfacing is taking place ahead of further maintenance work which is programmed to take place next month which will see the replacement of the overbridges bridge joints.
The overnight improvements are scheduled to start on Thursday 27 August and will take place over two nights between 8pm and 6am, with work expected to be completed by 6am on Saturday 29 August.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, the dual carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight with signed diversions through Raigmore Interchange Roundabout. This will allow safe working access when removing the existing bridge joints and when carrying out surfacing improvements across the overbridges.
The dual carriageway will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum.
Strict physical distancing protocols will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This essential project will allow our teams to safely undertake surfacing on A9 Raigmore Interchange overbridges ahead of teams replacing the bridge joints next month.
“The overnight road closure is essential for ensuring the safety of our workforce as well as motorists. We’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible by carrying out the project overnight and avoiding weekend working.
“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and we thank road users for their patience in advance while we carry out these improvements. We would also encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
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