A9 dualling (Luncarty to Birnam) update

Transport Scotland is advising A9 road users to drive with care on approach between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam section as traffic restrictions come into force from Monday 26th November until Christmas.
Traffic management including temporary, two-way traffic lights, with a temporary speed restriction of 30mph through the works is required to allow the construction of temporary site access points along the route of the A9 Dualling from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam.
To minimise the potential impact on traffic flows, these works will take place overnight.  Working hours will be between 1930hrs and 0600hrs (Monday – Saturday only) weather permitting.
The works are programmed to be undertaken in a phased approach progressing north along the route, with only a short section of the carriageway restricted at any given time.
Delays will be monitored and road users are being advised to take care on approach to the area and allow additional time for their journey.
A spokesperson for Transport Scotland, said:
“Over the course of the winter period, Balfour Beatty plans to undertake some preparatory works including the construction of temporary access to works areas in anticipation of the main works which will commence in earnest from early 2019.
“We will work closely with the contractor to minimise any disruption to traffic and would like to thank road users in advance for their patience.”
Balfour Beatty apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works. If you have any enquiries regarding these works, Balfour Beatty has a dedicated enquiries line which is available 24/7 on 0800 193 7313.
Upon completion of the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project, road users will benefit from 15km of continuous dual carriageway from Inveralmond roundabout in Perth to the Pass of Birnam.

The construction of 9.5km of new dual carriageway will include the creation of four new overbridges to maintain local access across the A9, the widening of one existing underbridge and the provision of a new side road bridge.
As a result, the safety of the A9 will be improved by replacing at-grade junctions with grade-separated junctions and providing safer overtaking opportunities along the route. Together, these improvements will reduce driver stress whilst improving journey times and overall operational effectiveness.