Luncarty to Pass of Birnam - A9 Dualling

Major traffic management will be in place on the A9 between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam in both directions to allow construction works to dual the carriageway to progress.

Showing the narrowing of lanes between Luncarty and Birnam

Traffic restrictions including narrow lanes and temporary safety cameras to enforce a reduced speed limit of 40mph through the works area will be implemented from Monday 4th February 2019.

The traffic management installation will take place overnight from 7:30pm to 6:30am, from Monday 4 February for approximately 2 weeks.

This traffic management will remain in place until completion of the project in Spring 2021.

Two way temporary traffic lights for two nights

Road users should be aware that two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A9 between Luncarty and Pass of Birnam for two nights from 8:30pm until 6am each morning on the following dates:

  • Thursday 7 March 2019
  • Friday 8 March 2019

This traffic management is required to carry out finishing works  and white lining  following the recent installation of the safety barriers.

Four overnight closures of A9 – Luncarty Junction to A923 Dunkeld Junction

The A9 will closed in both directions between the Luncarty Junction and the A923 Dunkeld Junction for four nights from 8:30pm to 6am, from Friday 22 to Monday 25 February 2019 inclusive.

DIversion routes

These four overnight closures are required to install temporary safety barriers to allow construction of the A9 dualling to be undertaken safely adjacent to the carriageway, whilst maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction.

Signed diversion routes will be in place on approach to the closure area, via the A85 for northbound traffic and via the A923 Dunkeld junction for southbound traffic.

Access to the communities of Luncarty, Bankfoot and Stanley will be available via the local road network for the duration of the four overnight closures.

Road users are advised to follow the diversions and allow extra time for your journey.

How we plan traffic management

All traffic management for the project is planned in a manner that minimises the impact on the local community and minimises delays, disruptions and diversions to existing traffic. To help make sure that our contractor achieves this, traffic management proposals are planned and coordinated through a regular traffic management meeting, chaired by the contractor and attended by Transport Scotland and representatives of Bear Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and Police Scotland.

Safety of road users and the workforce through the construction area is a key priority for Transport Scotland, so we work closely with our contractor, Balfour Beatty to ensure that their proposals reflect this, in addition to keeping disruption to a minimum.

As the project develops, updates on major temporary traffic management to allow construction of the project to progress, will be provided here. The dates given are as accurate as possible, but are subject to change at short notice.

For enquiries relating to traffic management, please contact Balfour Beatty on 0800 193 7313 or email,


Start date 4 Feb 2019 End date 1 Jun 2021 Projects