June 1, 2022

Project to begin on Sunday 5 June for 15 nights


Motorists using the A9 south of Daviot are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with works due to get underway on Sunday 5 June.

The improvements will see over 740 metres of the A9 resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The project is scheduled to take place over 15 nights between 7pm and 6am, with all works expected to be complete by 6am on Friday 24 June, subject to weather conditions. No works are programmed to take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, lane closures will be implemented and a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. In addition, access to the B851 for traffic travelling on the A9 southbound will be restricted throughout the duration of the project. A signed diversion will be in place via the B9154 and the A9 northbound carriageway. The convoy system will be removed during the daytime, however a speed restriction of 30mph 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 south of Daviot will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.

“The traffic management programmed is essential for the safety of our workforce and road users. We have taken steps to help minimise disruption as much as possible, including carrying out the improvements overnight and removing the traffic management during the day.

“We thank road users for their patience in advance while we complete this project. 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 on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.