Information for motorists as ground investigation works take place as part of the A9 Dualling programme
The restrictions are necessary to enable vital ground investigations to be carried out on the carriageway of the existing A9 as the dualling proposals are progressed.
The work will take place on the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy - the first section to be dualled - and between Birnam and the Tay Crossing (Jubilee Bridge).
It is anticipated that the investigation works between Kincraig and Dalraddy, which are the completion of work carried out in the Summer, will take around two weeks, commencing on 1st October and finishing on 12th October.
The work between Birnam and Tay Crossing, one of the most challenging parts of the route, is expected to take around 15 weeks, commencing on 1st October and finishing in early January 2015. No works will take place during the 2 week festive period.
The work is needed to get vital information on the existing A9 carriageway as the Scottish Government’s plans to dual the route are progressed.
The traffic management arrangements will include relatively short contra-flow sections controlled by temporary traffic signals. The contra-flow sections will be moved along the length of each scheme as the work progresses. Transport Scotland apologises for any inconvenience caused by the works and thanks road users and local communities for their patience over the next four months.
The contractors for both GI works 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 in advance of any journey to get the latest information on the traffic management arrangements.
In order to complete the Kincraig to Dalraddy ground investigations, Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd. need to drill around ten more boreholes at various locations along the existing A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy.
For the Birnam to Tay Crossing ground investigations, Soil Engineering Geotechnical Services Ltd. need to drill in excess of 50 boreholes at various locations along the existing A9 between Birnam and Tay Crossing.
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.