Information for motorists as ground investigation work takes place as part of the A9 Dualling programme (1)

The restrictions are necessary to enable vital ground investigations to be carried out on the single carriageway sections of the existing A9 as the dualling proposals are progressed.

The advance ground investigation on the northern section of the A9 is expected to start on 3 August and take five days. The work will involve traffic restrictions on the southbound lane north of Moy and the northbound lane near Lynebeg.

In addition, more detailed ground investigation works are to be carried out for 12 weeks, also starting on 3 August, on a number of locations on the central stretch between Dalnaspidal and Kincraig.

The work is needed to get vital information on the existing A9 carriageway as the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to dual the route are progressed.

The traffic management arrangements will include relatively short alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals. These sections will be moved along the route between Dalnaspidal and Kincraig as the work progresses.

Transport Scotland apologises for any inconvenience caused by the works and thanks road users and local communities for their patience.

The contractors for both contracts will closely monitor the operation of their 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 the Traffic Scotland website at in advance of any journey to get the latest information on the traffic management arrangements.

Notes to editors

For safety reasons, the works on the existing carriageway require to be undertaken under traffic management conditions i.e.alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Details of the A9 Dualling Programme can be found at:

Published 24 Jul 2015