Further A9 dualling ground investigations to start next week

The most northerly section of the A9 Dualling programme is to be the location for further ground investigations starting next Monday (29 October).
The work will take place on the stretch between Tomatin and Moy and is expected to last around 18 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 volumes and take steps when necessary to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“With the first scheme open to traffic and construction work to commence in the coming months on the second scheme, 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.
“With ground investigations starting today on the Crubenmore to Kincraig section, the next ground works will be starting next Monday for the section between Tomatin and Moy, the most northerly section of the route to be dualled.
“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.”