A9 dualling ground investigations

The first in the latest series of ground investigations for the A9 Dualling programme are to get underway next week.
The work is to start next Monday (1 October) on the southern stretch between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig and is expected to last around ten weeks.
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.
As some of the work will take place at the same time as the popular ‘Enchanted Forest’ event, held in the nearby town of Pitlochry, any traffic management required will seek to minimise the impact on road users. 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:
“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 in the on the sections to be dualled.
“The first of these vital investigations startng next Monday are for the section between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig and in the coming weeks and months we will be announcing details of further ground works across the dualling programme.
“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.”