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From : 9th September 2018

To : 14th September 2018

Posted : 7th September 2018


A9 Portgower School House 

Works begin on Sunday 9 September for five nights

Overnight road closures in place for safety, 7pm – 6am

Traffic can pass through works during amnesty periods at 9pm, 11pm, 1am and 3am



Motorists using the A9 at Portgower will benefit from an improved road surface as resurfacing works are set to be carried out starting on Sunday night.

The surfacing improvements on a 1km section of the A9 will involve resurfacing the road to make it more durable and resilient against inclement weather, as well as providing a smoother and safer road for road users.  

The project will begin on Sunday 9 September and will last for five nights, taking place between 7pm and 6am each night.

Due to the restricted width of the A9 at this location a road closure is required to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public. The A9 will be closed each night at Portgower from 7pm to 6am for safety.  As there is no suitable diversion route for this section of the A9, we will be implementing set amnesty periods where motorists will be able to safely pass through the works. These are programmed for 9pm, 11pm, 1am and 3am each night. The road will be open as normal during the day.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times, and local access only will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The surfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A9 and greatly improve the surface for motorists.  

“We’ve planned the works to take place overnight and are avoiding working at the weekends to limit the impact on residents and motorists.  

“We’ve carried out consultation with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of our plans, and we’ve taken their feedback into account during the planning stages of this scheme.  

“Although the proposed works will have an impact on this section of the A9, our teams will do all they can to make sure we complete the works as quickly as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience ahead of these road improvements.”

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