A9 Ground Investigations To Start Next Week (2)
The stretch of the road between Dowally and Ballinluig will be progressed separately as both offline and online options are under consideration as part of the ongoing design work and no decision on the line of the route for this section has been taken at this time.
The ground investigations, part of the A9 Dualling programme, will begin on Monday 26 September and are expected to be completed by the end of November 2016.
Although most of the work will not be carried out on the existing road, the traffic management measures will be in place to allow work beside the carriageway to be carried out safely.
The traffic management arrangements will include short, alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“This ground investigation is needed to get vital information on the existing ground conditions in the vicinity of the A9 carriageway between Tay Crossing and Ballinluig and Pitlochry to Killiecrankie as we progress our plans to dual this section of the route. This is the latest in a series of ground investigations taking place along the route. No decision has been taken on the line of the route for the section between Dowally and Ballinluig at this time and so that section is not part of the contract that has been awarded.
“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience over the next few months. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum.
“When planning their journeys, we’d encourage drivers to visit the Traffic Scotland website - www.trafficscotland.org – for the latest travel updates.”