A9 work ramps up between Kincraig and Dalraddy

Road users are being warned to expect some disruption as traffic restrictions come into force from Monday 21st September and are being advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

A 40mph speed limit will be in place with average speed cameras in operation to enforce the reduced speed limit and to ensure the safety of road users and the workforce on the road network.

The traffic restrictions are expected to remain in place for the duration of the works.

The ambitious A9 Dualling Programme will see around 80 miles of upgraded road being delivered between Perth and Inverness by 2025, with work already begun on the five-mile long section between Kincraig and Dalraddy.

The £35 million Kincraig to Dalraddy section of the A9 is the first major project of the A9 Dualling Programme to get under way and will be carried out by a joint venture of Wills Bros Civil Engineering and John Paul Construction.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“As part of the A9 Dualling works traffic management and a 40 mph speed limit is required to ensure that the works are carried out safety for the benefit of road users and the workforce.

“We would like to advise motorists travelling on the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy that there may be some disruption due to these works and would ask them to plan their journeys in advance.”

Road users are encouraged to visit the Traffic Scotland website at http://trafficscotland.org/ in advance of any journey to get the latest information on the traffic management arrangements.

Notes to editors

Note to editors

The contract includes upgrading a five mile stretch of single carriageway to dual carriageway and the construction of four new underpasses. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2017.

On completion, the A9 Dualling between Perth and Inverness will bring benefits to road users, communities and businesses who live along or use this important route between central Scotland and the Highlands and Islands.

The Scottish Government is working to connect Scotland’s cities with a high quality transport system that will promote journey time reductions and improve operational effectiveness.

For more information on the A9 Dualling Programme visit http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a9-dualling-perth-inverness

For more information on the Kincraig-Dalraddy project visit http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a9-kincraig-dalraddy