Ground investigations start for A9 Dualling Crubenmore to Kincraig scheme

Work is to begin on Monday 7 September 2020 and is expected to take four weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions.

This is a restart to an earlier contract which had been paused due to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic. The contractor will at all times be operating under, and complying with all current Scottish Government guidance to ensure the safety of the public and the workforce.

The work will involve two sets of traffic management with traffic lights which at times may be operating simultaneously at separate locations to allow the workforce to operate safely while carrying out coring on the existing carriageway.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness, underlining its commitment to connecting Scotland’s cities with a high quality transport system that will generate sustainable economic growth.

“These ground investigations will provide important information that is needed in relation to ongoing design work for the 10 mile Crubenmore to Kincraig stretch of the route.

“When completed, the A9 Dualling programme will bring many benefits to local communities, businesses, visitors and road users living, travelling and working along the route including reduced journey times, improved journey time reliability and, crucially, improve road safety for all users.

“We apologise for any inconvenience these ground works may cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.

“We ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, Twitter or radio.”