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A9 DORNOCH BRIDGE

From : 9th October 2017

To : 31st March 2018

Posted : 6th October 2017

£1M project to replace parapets on A9 Dornoch Bridge to get underway

Work to begin from Monday 9 October

 

Road users are set to benefit from a £1,000,000 investment from Transport Scotland into upgrading parapets on the A9 Dornoch Bridge starting this month.

The upgrades will involve replacement of the existing parapets along the 900m length of both sides of Dornoch Bridge with new steel parapets, helping to ensure the bridge remains in a safe standard for years to come.

The parapet works will begin on Monday 9 October and are expected to be completed by spring next year.

To keep all roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the improvements to the bridge, the parapet replacement works will be carried out behind a temporary safety barrier next to the carriageway.  

This means that both lanes of the A9 will remain open throughout the majority of the works, however a temporary speed limit of 30mph will be in place as the width of the road will be narrowed during the works.  

Occasional lane closures will be required for deliveries, and these will be programmed to avoid peak traffic.  

There are footpaths available on both sides of the bridge.  The works will require one footpath to be closed at a time, however the other footway will remain available for users.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £1M investment into Dornoch Bridge will help us to maintain the safety of this important section of the A9.  

“We’ve designed the works to have minimal impact on the traveling public as we will keep both lanes of traffic open throughout the vast majority of the project, with intermittent use of one lane closures under traffic lights to allow site deliveries.  We’ve also taken steps to ensure one footway is always available to members of the public throughout the project.

“We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and check Traffic Scotland for real-time journey information.”

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

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