April 22, 2024


  • Works start Wednesday 24 April for five nights
  • Night time lane closures with convoy


BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s North West trunk road operating company, is set to start essential resurfacing and road marking improvements on the A9 northbound dual carriageway at the B851 Croy junction, south of Inverness.

Resurfacing and road marking improvements will start at 7pm on Wednesday 24 April and will last five nights with all works scheduled to be completed by 6am on the morning of Tuesday 30 April. No works will take place over the weekend.

To ensure the safety of both workers and road users, night-time lane closures will be implemented on both the southbound and northbound carriageways, with a convoy system. The Croy right turn lane and central crossover will also be closed during the works requiring road users to follow a diversion.


  • Motorists exiting the northbound A9 at the Croy junction will be diverted via the Milton of Leys junction and rejoin the A9 southbound to the B851 Croy junction.
  • Motorists wishing to join the northbound carriageway from the B851 Croy junction will be led through the closure when safe to do so by an operative.

During non-working hours, the temporary traffic management measures will be lifted.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This essential surfacing project on the A9 near the Croy Junction will fix existing defects and significantly enhance the driving experience for all motorists. Our teams are committed to executing these works quickly and with safety as our top priority. We extend our gratitude to the local community and road users for their patience while we complete the improvements.

“To minimise delays, we recommend that motorists plan their journeys in advance by consulting the Traffic Scotland website for real-time travel updates.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.traffic.gov.scot or X @trafficscotland.