September 15, 2022

  • Overnight slip road closures for ten nights from Monday 26 September 2022

  • Overnight lane closure on M9 northbound from Monday 3 October

  • 24-hour hard shoulder closure on slip road

A slip road at M9 Junction 5 will be closed for ten nights while Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland carries out drainage improvement works.

The northbound off-slip at M9 Junction 5 will be closed from 19:30 until 06:00 on Monday to Friday nights for two weeks, beginning on the night of Monday 26 September.

A signed diversion route will divert motorists via the M9 Junction 7 northbound off-slip to M876 Junction 3, from where motorists will return via the M876 westbound onto the M9 southbound to exit via the M9 Junction 5 southbound off-slip. This diversion will add an estimated 11.8 miles and 14 minutes to affected journeys.

Lane one of the main M9 northbound carriageway will also be closed from 19:30 until 06:00 each night for one week, beginning on Monday 3 October, and the hard shoulder on the M9 Junction 5 off-slip will be closed throughout the project.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These improvement works will enhance drainage on the slip road at M9 Junction 5, improving safety for motorists.

“Lane closures and some slip road closures are essential to allow our operatives to carry out the works safely, however we’ve scheduled the works overnight to minimise any disruption.

“We thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience.”

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