The A9 Berriedale Braes (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary 30 mph Speed Restriction) Order 2019

The Scottish Ministers give notice that they have made the above Order under sections 2(1) and (2), 4(1) and 14(1)(a) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 

The effect of the Order is to temporarily prohibit use of the road and overtaking and temporarily restrict the speed of vehicles to 30 miles per hour on that length of the M9/A9 Edinburgh – Stirling – Thurso Trunk Road from a point 500 metres or thereby southwest of its crossing of the Langwell Water, northwards to a point 250 metres or thereby south of its junction with the unclassified Badrinsary Road at Lower Newport, a distance of 2.2 kilometres or thereby.

The Order, which is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near that length of road, will be in force from 1 May 2019 until 30 April 2020. The prohibitions and restriction contained in the Order will only have effect in relation to that length of road, or such part or parts of that length of road, as indicated by appropriate traffic signs. 

The prohibitions imposed by the Order do not apply to vehicles being used in an emergency for fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard purposes or vehicles while being used for carrying out the works. The speed restriction imposed by the Order does not apply to vehicles falling within regulation 3(4) of the Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces)(Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011 when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations or to vehicles being used in an emergency for coastguard purposes.

Alternative Routes

Alternative routes for the traffic during the prohibition will be signposted.

For information about roadworks on motorways and trunk roads visit

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
G4 0HF


Start date 1 May 2019 End date 30 Apr 2020 Status Region