February 24, 2023


  • Project to begin Sunday 26 February for three nights
  • Overnight slip closures with a lane 1 closure in place for safety, 7pm to 6am



Essential surfacing improvements on the A9 Ballinluig Southbound Junction will get underway on Sunday 26 February 2023 for three nights.


The project will see BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, resurface 500m of the on and off slip roads, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.


The works will take place between 7pm and 6am each night and will be completed by 6am on Wednesday 1 March, weather dependant.


To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, the project will be undertaken under full slip road closures, with a lane 1 closure also in place during working hours. There will be a diversion for both slip roads between 7pm and 6am:


  • On slip traffic will be diverted to northern Pitlochry Junction and back down to Ballinluig (19.6km).
  • Off slip traffic will be diverted to Bankfoot Junction and back to Ballinluig (46.4km).


The road will be open outside working hours to keep disruption to a minimum.


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


Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project on the A9 will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists using the junction every day.

“We understand that the diversion will cause some inconvenience, and we apologize for this in advance. We are carrying out the work overnight and no works will take place over Friday or Saturday nights to keep disruption to a minimum.


“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible and we thank the local community and road users for their patience. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”


Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland www.traffic.gov.scot, Twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.