April 21, 2023

  • Upgrades to safety barriers northbound will begin Monday 24 April 2023 for five nights.
  • One lane closure with a temporary speed limit of 50mph reducing to 30mph at the works site.

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, will be replacing and extending existing safety barrier on the northbound carriageway at the A9/A96 Raigmore Interchange, Inverness, with works starting on Monday 24 April 2023. The project is part of ongoing road safety improvements on the A9.

Works will begin on Monday 24 April 2023 for five nights, from 7pm to 7am. Works are due to finish at 7am on Saturday 29 April 2023, weather dependant.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, the A9 northbound carriageway will be reduced to a single lane with a temporary 50mph speed limit which will further reduce to a 30mph speed limit past the works. The northbound exit-slip road to the A96 will also be reduced to a single lane to allow barrier on the offside to be installed.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These works to improve the vehicle safety barriers are essential for the safety of road users on the A9.

“Traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists. Regrettably there will be some delays, but our teams will do all they can to complete the scheme as safely and quickly as possible, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete this project. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the works overnight. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”