Roadworks are starting today to improve the stretch of road between the Inveralmond and McDiarmid Junction.
BEAR Scotland are going to be working on improving defects on the road between the junctions as well as the landscape.
To carry out these works, BEAR Scotland are closing part of the road, a spokesperson explained: “The closure will be in place from 7.30pm on Friday 14 January until 6.30am on Monday 17 January.
“Motorists will be diverted along Dunkeld Road and Crieff Road to McDiarmid on-slip. HGV traffic will be diverted along Ruthvenfield Road to McDiarmid on-slip.
“A lane closure will also be in place from the McDiarmid on-slip to Broxden Roundabout to allow teams to conduct landscape improvements.”
This is the first phase of the planned improvements, with phase two and phase three closures planned for Saturday 22 January to Sunday 23 January and Saturday 29 January to Sunday 30 January.
Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the surfacing improvements by implementing a secondary diversion which should ease congestion on Ruthvenfield Road. Traffic signals at McDiarmid will also be altered to support the additional traffic flow.
“Wide Loads are advised that as the A9 southbound is being closed, we are regrettably unable to offer an alternative route through local roads. Arrangements should therefore be made to change route or date of travel.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A9 in Perth. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
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