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A9 Switchover from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

LISTEN: Gemma Montrose explains what’s coming up this week on the A9

This week, changes will be made to the A9 section from Luncarty to Bankfoot as work continues on Transport Scotland’s dualling of the A9.

A switch over to the new section of the A9 starts on Tuesday 17 November with traffic management being put in place in advance.

Alan Brisbane, Balfour Beatty Contract Manager, said: “This marks a significant milestone for the project and highlights the progress that has been made to date.

“As we reach this important stage in the project, I am proud of what has been achieved in the face of unprecedented challenges.”

With the switch over in place, Transport Scotland are reminding road users that restrictions still include ‘no overtaking’ and the 40-mph temporary speed limit remain in force.’

In advance of the switchover, there will be two-way traffic lights put in place on Monday 16 November from 7:30 pm until 6:00 am the following morning.

Project sponsor for the project, Gemma Montrose, advises: “So make sure you pay close attention on approach to the signage when approaching that.”

Some slip roads and junctions will also be changing with the start of the new traffic management.

Access to Bankfoot for traffic heading northbound will be provided by a temporary junction around 40 meters away from the existing junction.

New slip roads leading to Stanley and Tullybelton will also come into effect from November 17, Access to Tullybelton now comes by following the singed diversion via Bankfoot.

And finally, the Luncarty North Junction, at the Strathord Station Road, will close permanently.

Access to the northbound A9 from Luncarty will be via Luncarty South Junction to the B9099, starting at Luncarty and ending at Caputh.

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