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From : 12th September 2017

To : 28th September 2017

Posted : 7th September 2017


A9 North of Drumochter 

Works start Tuesday 12 September for 12 days


Motorists using the A9 between the Pass of Drumochter and Dalwhinnie are soon to benefit from a 1km stretch of surfacing improvements as works are scheduled to get underway next week.

The £320,000 scheme, approximately 1.5 miles north of Drumochter, is due to start on Tuesday 12 September for up to 12 days.

Resurfacing will be carried out between 7am and 7pm Monday to Thursdays, and 7am to 1pm each Friday.  No works are planned at the weekend in order to minimise disruption during busier periods, and teams will also not be working on Monday 18 September to avoid impacting traffic during the local Edinburgh holiday when roads may be busier.

To ensure the safety of road workers and road users, temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in operation while works are undertaken. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These £320,000 surfacing improvements for the A9 north of the dualled section at Drumochter will help strengthen the road ahead of the winter period, and also create a smoother, safer journey for motorists.

“We’re aware of the impact our projects can have on the A9 in this area, so we’ve arranged this scheme to finish at 1pm each Friday and will also avoid working each weekend to reduce the impact to weekend road users.  We’ve also taken into account the Edinburgh public holiday on Monday 18 September and will avoid working that day to further lessen the impact of the scheme.  

“The scheme is essential to ensure this section of the A9 continues to function safely and will deliver a smoother journey for motorists once complete.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting or twitter @trafficscotland.

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