Four overnight closures of A9 – Luncarty to Dunkeld

TS A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project Update Diversion Map January 2019

Road users are reminded to allow extra time for their journey as the A9 between Luncarty and Dunkeld is closed overnight for four consecutive nights from Friday 22nd February 2019.

As part of the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project, the A9 will be closed in both directions between the Luncarty Junction and the A923 Dunkeld Junction, from 8:30pm to 6am each night (22 - 25th Feb 2019).

These overnight closures are required to install temporary safety barriers at various locations along the 9.5km site  in advance of the start of works to dual the carriageway.

The barriers will allow construction of the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project to be undertaken safely adjacent to the A9, whilst maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.

Signed diversion routes will be in place on approach to the closure area, via the A85 for northbound traffic and via the A923 Dunkeld Junction for southbound traffic.

Access to the communities of Luncarty, Bankfoot and Stanley will be maintained via the local road network for the duration of the four overnight closures.

These planned closures are weather dependent and an additional four nights have been allocated between 1st to 4th March 2019 in the event of poor weather conditions preventing works being undertaken on the planned dates.

Gemma Montrose, Project Manager for Transport Scotland, said:

“Road users will have already seen the gradual introduction of traffic restrictions on this stretch of the A9 from last week, including narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 40mph.
“The installation of the barriers is the final piece of preparatory works that will allow our contractor to begin construction work in earnest.  We would urge road users to approach the new traffic management layouts with care, and if travel during the planned overnight closures is unavoidable, to follow the diversions and allow extra time for your journey.

“Transport Scotland will be working closely with our contractor to ensure disruption to road users and the local community is monitored throughout the works and is kept to a minimum during the construction phase.”