September 9, 2022

Works start Monday 12 September for nine weeks


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out safety barrier works on the A9 northbound dual carriageway south of Drumochter summit, with works set to begin Monday 12 September.

The £486,000 investment will involve upgrading and installing approximately 3.9 kilometres of safety barriers on the nearside verge of the northbound dual carriageway of the A9, ensuring the integrity and safety of the trunk road network is maintained.

The project is scheduled to take place over nine weeks, with works planned between 7am and 5pm each day. No works will take place on Saturday or Sundays. All works are expected to be complete by 5pm Friday 11 November, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and road users, a lane closure and a 50mph speed limit will be in place for the duration of the project.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “Trunk Road safety is paramount at BEAR Scotland and this investment from Transport Scotland will see improvements and upgrades to the existing road safety barriers which will ensure the network at this location remains safe.

“The planned traffic management is essential for ensuring the safety of our teams and motorists, however we will do all we can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on or twitter @trafficscotland.