June 13, 2022

Project to begin on Wednesday 15 June over four days


Motorists using the A9 south of Helmsdale are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with works due to get underway on Wednesday 15 June.

The programme of improvements will see over 1km of the A9 resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The project is scheduled to start on Wednesday 15 June and is expected to take place over four days, excluding Friday and Saturday. Works are scheduled to take place between 7am and 7pm, with all works anticipated to be complete by 7pm on Monday 20 June, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, there will be two-way temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy system during working hours. Outwith working hours, a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place on the A9 as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “This surfacing project on the A9 near Helmsdale will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.

“The traffic management programmed is essential in keeping motorists and roadworkers safe and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank the local community and road users for their patience whilst we carry out these essential improvements.  We encourage road users 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, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site