From : 22nd July 2019

To : 19th August 2019

Posted : 18th July 2019

New £100,000 road safety improvements on A9 southbound approaches to Inshes Junction


  • Works will improve motorist awareness of the approaching junction to enhance safety


  • Works set to begin Monday 22 July for up to four weeks


A new £100,000 road safety project on the A9 southbound approaches to Inches Junction in Inverness is scheduled to get underway next week.

The project will involve installing two new dynamic electronic signs on the A9 southbound approach to Inshes Junction. These signs improve safety for drivers by adapting their message according to the position of queuing traffic from the Inshes slip road. This alerts drivers to the possibility of stationary traffic and encourages them to adapt their speed. New traffic signs will also be installed on the approaches to complement the dynamic signs.

The safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday 22 July and will take place in various stages throughout the next four weeks during overnight hours to minimise impact to road users.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists there will be single lane closures in place during the overnight improvements.

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the works in advance.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “Safety is a top priority for both BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland and this £100,000 project on the A9 southbound approach to Inshes Junction will help improve motorist’s awareness of the approaching junction and warn them of any queued traffic.

“We’ve taken steps to help minimise the impact to road users as much as possible by carrying out the works overnight.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would encourage them to plan their journeys before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and where possible allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real time traffic information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter @trafficscotland or the new mobile website

The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and Clearview and have been planned in consultation with Highland Council and Transport Scotland.

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