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Slip Road into Pitlochry Closed Overnight this Week for Painting

Photo Credit: Richard Webb

As part of an effort to keep the bridge in good condition for the foreseeable future, the slip off-road into Pitlochry off the A9 Tummel Bridge will close tonight.

The team from BEAR Scotland are closing the slip off from 10 pm tonight until 5 am to apply a protective coat of paint under the bridge.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The project on the A9 at Tummel Bridge is progressing well and once fully complete the new paint system will help protect the bridge from rust and the elements for 20 years. 

“The traffic management planned for the next phase of the project is essential to ensuring the work can be carried out safely however we’ve planned the off-slip closure to take place overnight to help minimise disruption for motorists. 

“Teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we work on these improvements.”

The bridge will be closed at night from these times for the next five nights, however, it’s not expected that the weather will get in the way.

A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said: “We’re aware of the Met Office Yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms in place from tomorrow across most of mainland Scotland, and we’ll be paying close attention to the weather forecast. 

“At the moment we have no plans to reschedule the work planned for Tummel Bridge which involves closing the A924 off-slip overnight for safety, however we’ll be closely monitoring weather conditions in the area.”

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