Further A9 dualling ground investigations start next week

A9 Slochd Summit
The section of the A9 Dualling programme which includes the section past Aviemore and the remote Slochd summit is to be the location for further ground investigations starting next Monday (19 November).
The work will take place on the stretch between Dalraddy and Slochd and is expected to last around 17 weeks. The works will stop for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year.
Some traffic management measures will be required when necessary to allow work beside the carriageway to be carried out safely. This will include alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.
The Contractor will continue to monitor traffic and take steps when necessary to ensure delays are kept to a minimum.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“The first dualling scheme between Kincraig and Dalraddy opened to traffic in September last year and following the appointment of the contractor for the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project, preparatory works are already underway with on-site activity expected to increase from early 2019.
“At the same time, design work on the A9 Dualling programme continues at pace with eight of the nine remaining dualling schemes being designed now at draft Order stage.
“The latest ground investigations starting next Monday for the 15 mile section between Dalraddy and Slochd includes the section past Aviemore and the challenging Slochd summit – the second highest point on the A9.
“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during the works. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum.
“While we do not expect major disruption to traffic, we would ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, twitter feed or Traffic Scotland radio.”