February 14, 2024


  • Drainage works begin Monday 19 February for 10 nights
  • Resurfacing works begin Sunday 3 March for 21 nights
  • Overnight lane closures


BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to start essential road improvement works on 1140m of the A9 dual carriageway south of Munlochy northbound, just north of Kessock Bridge (Inverness).


The project involves comprehensive carriageway upgrades including drainage, resurfacing and refreshing road markings, to enhance road safety and driving conditions.


  • Phase one will take place over ten nights, from Monday 19 February to the morning of Saturday 2 March, between 7pm and 6am. No works will take place on Saturdays or Sundays. There will be lane closures for the safety of road users and roadworkers.


  • Phase two will take place over 21 nights, from Sunday 3 March to the morning of Saturday 30 March, between 7pm and 6am. No works will take place on Fridays or Saturdays. There will be lane closures with a 10mph convoy and the northbound right turn into Munlochy junction will be closed overnight, with a signed diversion in place.


Northbound traffic will be diverted from the closed Munlochy Junction north to Tore Roundabout. Traffic will then be diverted southbound along the A9 back towards Inverness. Traffic will then be able to exit the A9 via the southbound off slip to the Munlochy Junction.


Outside working hours, traffic management measures will be lifted and there will be a 30mph speed limit in place, as traffic will be travelling 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: “This important drainage and surfacing project on the A9 north of Kessock Bridge will fix existing defects and significantly enhance the driving experience for motorists.

“Our teams will carry out these works quickly, with safety as our top priority. We extend our gratitude to the local community and road users for their patience while we complete the improvements.”

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