April 28, 2023

Night time roadworks


  • Works in two locations on A9 between 2nd and 18th May
  • A9 northbound dual carriageway 2nd-5th May: night time road closure with diversion
  • A9 southbound dual carriageway 9th-18th May: night time lane closure with 10mph convoy and temporary traffic lights


BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, will be carrying out road improvements at two locations south of the A9 Raigmore Interchange, Inverness, between the 2nd and 18th of May.


The projects will see a total of 1300 metres of carriageway resurfaced with an investment from Transport Scotland of around £600,000. There will be various diversions and traffic management in place to allow the work to be done safely.


  • Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th May: works begin at the A9 northbound dual carriageway, south of the Raigmore Interchange. They will take place from 7pm to 6am over 3 nights. The northbound carriageway will be closed while the improvements are carried out and there will be a diversion via the northbound Raigmore off-slip to the Raigmore interchange, where the diversion will follow the northbound on-slip to re-join the A9.


  • Tuesday 9th May to Thursday 18th May: works will take place at the A9 southbound dual carriageway between the Milton of Leys Junction and Bogbain Farm, from 7pm to 6am over 7 nights. No works will take place on the Friday and Saturday nights (12th and 13th May). There will be night time lane closures and a reduced speed limit with temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy system on the southbound approach to the site. In addition, Milton of Leys southbound on-slip will be closed for the duration of the works. A signed diversion will be in place: motorists wishing to join the A9 to travel southbound will be diverted north to the Raigmore Interchange, via the A9, where they can re-join the A9 southbound.


All traffic management will be removed outside working hours. The improvements will be completed by 6am on Thursday 18 May, dependent on weather.


Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These surfacing projects on the A9 will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these projects. 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 or Twitter @trafficscotland.