From : 18th April 2017
To : 21st April 2017
Posted : 18th April 2017
£100,000 OVERNIGHT RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS
A9 Blackford Northbound
Works Start Tuesday 18 April for three nights
Overnight resurfacing improvements will be carried out on the A9 Blackford northbound starting tomorrow night. The £100,000 investment by Transport Scotland will ensure that the A9 continues to operate safely for years to come.
This section of the A9 is used by around 12,600 vehicles every day and it now requires upgrading to create a safer journey for motorists.
The improvements follow on from resurfacing improvements made to a section of the A9 at Greenloaning completed earlier in the month.
The works will begin on Tuesday 18 April and are programmed to last for three nights. The improvements will take place at 7.30pm each night and will be completed by 6.30am each morning. The road will remain open however a convoy system will be in place throughout the improvements to protect the workforce and motorists.
Consultation has taken place with local residents in advance of the resurfacing to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.
Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “These works will repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists.
The resurfacing improvements have been scheduled to take place overnight to limit the impact to motorists, however we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @ trafficscotland.
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.
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