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A9 Surfacing Works Continue Overnight This Weekend

Overnight surfacing improvements commenced this week on the northbound section of the A9 between Broxden and Inveralmond Roundabouts at the A85 off and on-slips to improve the quality of the pavement for future use.

The project was scheduled for the weekend of 15 October, starting at 7.30pm on Friday 15 October with expected completion by 6.30am on Monday 18 October, subject to weather conditions.

NorthEast Unit Representative for BEAR Scotland, Ian Stewart, said:

“The works are being carried out because effectively the pavement is beginning to fail. If you were to walk down the road you’d find there are lots of transverse cracks across the pavement.

“This means that the material below the actual asphalt surface is beginning to fail and is transmitting the cracks up through the pavement.

“The work will begin when we set up the traffic management that is required over the weekend.

“Lane closures to prepare for what will be a contraflow on the A9 just south of the Inveralmond Roundabout.

“Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about that (traffic build-up). Anytime we put a contraflow system on there is likely to be delays and that’s just an unfortunate effect of what we have to do occasionally.

“These works were programmed for earlier in the year and now that we have settled on this weekend, we noticed that St Johnstone FC were playing at home so we have altered the traffic management slightly so that the slip off the A9 onto the A85 will not be closed as you approach the Inveralmond Roundabout that’s obviously to allow the football supporters to get to McDiarmid Park.”

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a lane closure with a 10mph convoy system will be in place overnight. The B8081 on-slip at Tullibardine Distillery will also be closed during working hours with traffic being diverted up the B8081 to the nearby on-slip at Highland Spring. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

BEAR Scotland will also dispose of the materials from the existing carriageway using methods approved by SEPA.

Real time journey planning information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or on Twitter @TrafficScotland.

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