A9 dualling investigation work

Pavement investigations start next week for A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme. 

Work is due to begin on Monday 24 February 2020 and is expected to take around six weeks, finishing by early April 2020 subject to weather conditions.

These pavement investigations will increase our understanding of the existing road condition as we continue to take forward the detailed development and assessment of the scheme.

Stop and go boards will be used to manage traffic flow as the work is carried out. On weekdays work will only take place between 8 AM and 5 PM and there may be occasional weekend working if required.

The contractor will monitor traffic flows and take any necessary steps to adjust or remove traffic management and ensure delays are kept to a minimum.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness underlining its commitment to connecting Scotland’s cities with a high quality transport system that will generate sustainable economic growth.

“Work is continuing across the Dualling programme, with road users already benefiting from the dualled stretch between Kincraig and Dalraddy. Construction of the second section between Luncarty and Birnam is progressing well and is expected to be open to traffic in Spring 2021.

“Design work on the remaining schemes that make up the overall programme continue at pace.

“These pavement investigations will inform the road pavement design on the Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme and identify areas where the existing material can either be retained or re-used in the construction of the new road.

“When completed, the A9 Dualling programme will bring many benefits to local communities, businesses, visitors and road users living, travelling and working along the route including reduced journey times, improved journey time reliability and, crucially, improve road safety for all users.

“We apologise for any inconvenience these investigation works may cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.

“We would ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, Twitter feed or radio.

Published 18 Feb 2020 Tags