Information for motorists as ground investigation work due to start for A9 Dualling scheme
The restrictions are to enable vital ground investigations to be carried out on the carriageway of the A9 as the plans for dualling the section – the first section to be dualled – are progressed.
It is anticipated that the investigation works along the A9 will take around 8 weeks – commencing Monday 28th July and completing Thursday 18th September. Works will take place between 0800 and 1800 on Monday to Thursday only of each week to avoid Fridays, which generally experience higher levels of traffic.
Jo Blewett, Transport Scotland’s Programme Manager for the A9 Dualling programme said:
“As part of the ambitious programme to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness, we are working hard to deliver the Kincraig to Dalraddy scheme, which is expected to begin construction in 2015/16.
“These ground investigations are needed to get vital information on the existing A9 carriageway as we progress our plans to dual the 7.5 km section of the route.
“We apologise for any inconvenience the works will cause and would thank road users and local communities for their patience over the next two months. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum and that any incidents on site are quickly dealt with.”
Road users are encouraged to visit Traffic Scotland in advance of their journey to get the latest information on the traffic management arrangements.
In order to complete these ground investigations Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd need to drill around 15 boreholes at various locations along the existing A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy. For safety reasons the works on the existing carriageway require to be undertaken under traffic management conditions i.e. contra-flow controlled by temporary traffic signals.