A9 dualling ground investigations to start next week

The latest in a series of ground investigations for the A9 Dualling programme are to get underway next week.
The work is to start next Monday (22 October) on the stretch between Crubenmore and Kincraig and is expected to last around twelve weeks. The works will stop for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year.
Some traffic management measures will be required when necessary to allow work beside the carriageway to be carried out safely. This will include alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.
The Contractor will continue to monitor traffic volumes and take steps when necessary to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“With the first scheme open to traffic and construction work to commence in the coming months on the second scheme, design work on the A9 Dualling programme continues at pace with eight of the nine remaining dualling schemes being designed now at draft Order stage.
“As part of the ongoing design work we need to carry out further ground investigations to get important information on the existing ground conditions on the sections to be dualled.
“The latest of these vital investigations starting next Monday are for the section between Crubenmore and Kincraig.
“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during the works. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum.
“While we do not expect major disruption to traffic, we would ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, twitter feed or Traffic Scotland radio.”