May 13, 2022


Project to begin on Monday 16 May over ten nights


Motorists using the A9 near Avielochan are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with works due to get underway on Monday 16 May.

The improvements will see over 1km of the A9 resurfaced, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

The project is programmed to start on Monday 16 May and is expected to take place over ten nights, with works scheduled to take place between 8pm and 6am each night. No works will take place Friday and Saturday nights. All works are expected to be completed by 6am on Monday 30 May, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a 10mph convoy system and temporary traffic lights will be in place during working hours. Traffic management will be removed during daytime periods; however, a 30mph speed limit will be 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.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project on the A9 near Avielochan will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.

“The planned lane closures are essential to completing the works safely; however, we’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project as best we can by undertaking the works at night.

“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.  We encourage road users 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 on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.