May 4, 2023

A9 at Berriedale


  • Works to take place at two locations on the A9 between 9th –17th May 2023
  • Cambusavie 9th– 14th May 2023
  • Berriedale 15th –17th May 2023
  • Full road closure between 8pm and 6am
  • Amnesties will be in place


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out essential surfacing improvements on the A9 in two locations to ensure that the road continues to operate smoothly.


  • Cambusavie: road surface improvements will be made along 1275m of carriageway over five nights; Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Sunday 14th May 2023 between 8pm and 6am. No work will be carried out on Saturday 13th May. Subject to weather conditions.
  • Berriedale: road surface improvements will be made along 420m of carriageway over three nights: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May 2023 between 8pm and 6am.


Dependant on weather, the work will be completed by the morning of Thursday 18th May.


Due to the narrow carriageway widths on the A9, to protect roadworkers and motorists there will be a full road closure. Vehicles will be held at either side of the work site until they can be escorted through the area safely during amnesty periods (when work is suspended) at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12pm, 2am and 4am. An alternative route is available via Lairg, for those who do not want to wait for an amnesty.


The A9 will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, with a speed restriction of 30mph in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.


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


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These surfacing projects on the A9 will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.


“The overnight closures are essential for the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight and by providing amnesty periods for traffic to pass.


“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these works. 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 or twitter at @trafficscotland.


Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.