Pitlochry’s Tummel Bridge is being treated to a fresh spot of paint to help protect the steelwork for years to come.
Starting on Wednesday 27, painting the protective coating over the bridged underneath will see scaffolding erected below the bridge for around six months.
Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “Repainting of the Tummel Bridge on the A9 will allow us to protect the structure from corrosion and the elements for years to come.
“We’ve arranged for the work to take place beneath the bridge deck meaning minimal impact to trunk road users; however, some restrictions will be required at certain times to facilitate the works and allow safe access to be taken by our operatives.
“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 implement these improvements.”
For the safety of the team working on preserving the bridge, only one lane on the slip-off road to Pitlochry will close.
However, next month, the entire lane in will close overnight on February 9 through to February 12, then again between 9 am and 5 pm from September 7 and 8.
These closures are there to protect the people working on the site since ‘specialist scaffolding’ is being set up beneath the bridge.
A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said, ‘strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in force to protect teams and ensure they remain safe at all times.’