November 2, 2023

  • Overnight carriageway closures 9-18 November 2023

A section of the M9 northbound carriageway at Junction 2 is set to benefit from a £660,000 Transport Scotland investment in resurfacing improvements.

The works will take place over nine nights between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00, beginning on Thursday 9 November. All works are expected to be completed by 06:00 on Saturday 18 November.

To ensure the safety of the workforce and the travelling public, the M9 northbound carriageway will be closed during these works at Junction 1A Kirkliston. Traffic will be diverted northbound on the M90, then via the A904 and A993 to re-join the M9 at Junction 5.

A contraflow system will be in place near M9 Junction 2 from 06:00 on Saturday 11 November until 20:30 on Sunday 12 November, with one lane open to traffic in each direction. This is to allow for appropriate cooling time whilst optimising the flow of traffic.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of these works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements on the M9 northbound at Junction 2 will address and repair defects in the road surface, such as potholes and cracks, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

“We’ve scheduled the works overnight where possible to minimise disruption, however it is necessary to restrict traffic to one lane in each direction during the day on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November in order to give the new road material adequate time to cool.

“A traffic impact assessment was completed, confirming that a contraflow system within this section of carriageway is suitable and will maintain adequate traffic flow levels.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.